Barmy - Gin Barrel-Aged | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GreesyFizeek on 03-20-2017

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2
Ratings:
4
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of dave_ackbar
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

4oz. Served on tap.
Look is a slightly orange golden ale color.
Smell is very fruity, can smell the apricot.
Taste is fruity, with a little bit of the gin.
Feel is very very fruity.
Overall not bad. I’m not a gin fan, but had to try this. The gin isn’t overpowering at all.

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Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Pittsford Pub in Pittsford, NY.

This one pours a clear dark orange-ish brown, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like very fruity gin, overripe apricot, fermented honey, oak, and caramel.

The flavors here clash a lot, as the barrel aging brings forward some very quite sweet and malty flavors, that clash super weirdly with the overripe apricot and the gin. The oak is nice, but it just seems that these flavors don't really go together all that well.

This has kind of a syrupy body, with a lower level of carbonation.

This is kinda weird. It's tough to figure out and I don't think I'd ever want to have it again.

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Barmy - Gin Barrel-Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 4 ratings