3 Sheets Barleywine | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Texasfan549
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and a strong alcohol aroma. Taste is much the same with fruity and strong alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer but it's very boozy and strong in my opinion.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this fresh version side by side with the BA version.

Served in a sampling glass.

Served with /2 finger of light tan head. Color is a clear copper gold.

Aroma: Big malt profile, caramel, toffee, floral hops, and citrus. It reminds me of a big IPA.

Taste: Big malts again. Nice toffee and caramel notes. Tons of floral hops along with the citrus. Just like the aroma. A nice b-wine.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with a touch of heat. Full bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends very malty, but a little dry.

Overall, a nice hopped up b-wine. I enjoy it a lot. It is fairly drinkable for the abv. I would easily have this again.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 1/31/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains brown sugar, dark fruit, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar. The malt character is hearty and there’s a decent hops presence that create some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are definitely better choices available within the style.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 02/18/12 notes. Had on tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a bright amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, light caramel malts, annd bready malts. Smell is a bit muted and more fruity then most barleywines, but nice.

t - Tastes very fruity, or fruity malts, oak, citrus hops, floral hops, bready malts, toasted malts, and caramel malts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a decent barleywine, but more on the fruity side vs. caramel and toffee. Worth checking out.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Linda Vista/Home Brew Mart

A: The pour is dark amber in color with a creamy khaki head.

S: As expected for a barleywine, a malty nose with some caramel and toffee along with a light hoppiness. The hops give a definite perfume character and somewhat of a floral note. Some booze on the finish.

T: A slightly more fruity hop character with a touch of pineapple, which lasts all the way through the sip. Plenty of toast and just a mild roast and bitterness. The hops give their same perfume notes and there is certainly some booze. Perhaps a touch of dark chocolate and citrus peel.

M: This is certainly full in body with a medium carbonation.

O: I had wanted to try this beer for quite awhile, but it didn't really live up to expectations. Sort of stuck in the middle between a hoppy barleywine and a sweet one.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HopHead84
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

7/19/2011

On tap at Home Brew Mart.

A: Slightly translucent dark amber with a small beige head.

S: Prune, dried date, and a little fig. Earth and some grapefruit with evident alcohol wafting from the glass. There's a short-lived candy sweetness in there. I get a little baked bread as well.

T: Dried dates with a strong booze profile. Light caramel and toffee. Notes of plum and prune with a moderate bitterness. The caramel is lightly sweet in the midpalate, but that fades as the flavor progresses toward the bitter dried fruit boozy finish.

M: Upper medium body with a matching level or carbonation. Sticky and dry mouthfeel.

Overall: A pretty good American Barleywine. I remember liking this a lot more a couple years ago.

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Photo of weeare138
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears a murky dark amber with a deep mahogany hue and a thick, off white cap that slowly fades out into a gentl cap and hearty collar. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of rich toffee, caramel, cocoa, nouget, minerals, and tobacco.
Taste is of the aromas with an astingent flavor of nailpolish pulling through before the end of the finish with molasses.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sugary, sticky sweet, and syrupy.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BDeibs
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3 Sheets Barleywine from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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