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Brew 3000 | Fremont Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
English-style barleywine aged thoughtfully for a year in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. Commemorating our 3,000th brew, Brew 3000 is our thanks to all of you for being our unwavering companions on this beer journey.

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of 7irondave
4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ccozzi
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours dark ruby red with no head
S: bourbon, sweet caramel, toffee and raisins. It has that typical caramel covered raisins aroma that makes me love babw’s. The bourbon on this is very nice, I hope it’s big enough to cut through the sweetness.
T: very tasty. All the flavors in there aroma plus bigger bourbon and slight chocolate to bring down the sharp sweetness in the aroma. This is world class.
F: very smooth, coating, stickey, no heat
O: wow, this is a great babw. More memorable than b1k & b2k

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pretty epic barleywine here, about as big as they get. deep and rich in color and saturation, brownish reddish and just dense as they come, short little head from the tap, and a super strong aroma driven by hot alcohol. plenty of molasses, maple, dried fruit, toffee, and honey there too, slight soy sauce, red apple, and anise sort of spice, even a rum booziness with the cane sugar in it, even though its nice bourbon barrels this is aged in. i do get a lot of the whiskey, intense in the flavor too, with a good amount of vanilla and barrel char there, nice with the heavy malt sweetness, bran muffins, baked crusty dark bread, bread pudding, caramel, molasses again, its sticky and sweet as can be, but the barrel is robust, lots of oak mellowing this, and even though the alcohol is persistent, but i like that in the style, and it serves to cut some of the sugar. heavy throughout, more of the soy coming out at temperature, vanilla sugar, raisin. cool beer, nothing left to wish for in terms of quality, its just personal preference at this point, but i would put this up there with the best beers in the style. id like to try it again with a couple of years of age on it. fremont always nails it with these types of beers, as good as they get really.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucoli
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
1.96/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

650 mL bottle. Deep brown body with no head. Smells of brown sugar and bourbon. Nutty malts. Tastes immensely sweet. Huge bourbon. Brown sugar. This is undrinkably sugary and boozy. This beer does not make me feel good.

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Photo of CoreyC
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Warren2621
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured from a 22oz bomber into an oversized snifter. pours a shiny dark brown with maroon edges. not much head to speak of. a mocha swirl here and there. smells of whiskey-soaked caramel-covered raisins. perhaps some other darker fruits. taste is similar. lovely whiskey and dark fruit notes. caramel, toffee and dark fruit sweetness a bit of chocolate. feel is full bodied, lower carb. overall, an amazing english-style barleywine. thick, plenty of of barrel character and beyond complex taste. fremont continues to impress the hell out of me.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Fremont can glass. Acquired in a trade.

Pours an opaque brown body with a fizzy two finger light brown head that reduces to a ring of retention, leaving little lacing.

Aromas are sweet and not overly potent, with caramel, toffee and a touch of boozy bourbon coming in. Pretty subtle yet inviting aromas.

On the tongue this is straight candy - toffee brittle and sweet milky caramel, syrupy vanilla-malt, honey bourbon barrels, light oak, follow through is simple syrup sweetness with a lightly toasty finish. The body is rich but slightly thin, low carbonation.

A solid barleywine but I’m afraid this might have broken my sweetness barrier, which is pretty high. A dessert barleywine for sure, best for splitting and/or sipping.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dmk82
4.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NickThePyro
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Some very serious stuff here. Dark, dark amber and crystal clear, its austere and sophisticated beauty maintains a rather imperious presence in the glass. The aroma starts things off very clearly by identifying itself as a completely badass barleywine. In your face, dude. The blasts of boozy malts are so intense it’s a little hard to tell when the aroma ends and the taste takes off. As the nose moves down into the palate, the honey/brown sugar/biscuit/syrup backbone explodes into a blaze of vanilla/bourbon/caramel goodness. And the mouthfeel, yes, well, I’d have to say that it is as close to perfection as to make no difference. Muscular honey viscosity burning with gentle flames of carbonation and alcohol. This is definitely a barleywine for the ages - it’s amazing now and I can’t wait to see what it will be like after a few years in the cellar.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at The Beermongers.

Very dark brown with a thin brown head with good retention and lacing. The nose is excellent. The nose is rich and decadent. Toffee, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark honey, a little butterscotch, grain, mildly bready sweetness, dark fruit with raisins and plums, there's a ton going on. Mildly vinous, even. The palate opens sweet with toffee, caramel, a little butterscotch, sherry, buckwheat honey. Noticeably sweet but appropriately so, with a big, creamy palate to carry the flavors. Bourbon, vanilla and brown sugar on the mid palate and linger on into the finish. Fantastic mouthfeel. Excellent.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a nice dark brown color, with a small head and not much lacing.

This smells like toffee/Rolo/caramel/sticky malt, with light bourbon, dark fruit, oak, sherry, vanilla, and chocolate.

B2K had a bit more of a boozy/oaky spiciness that elevated it a bit more for me. This has more of a smooth sweetness to it - a nice mashup of vanilla, dark fruit, and caramel candy. There’s only a subtle bourbon barrel character coming through - it’s more represented by vanilla than oak or actual bourbon. I get a touch of chocolate too.

This is smooth and creamy, with basically no booziness, somehow. It’s surprisingly drinkable.

Fremont sets a high bar for their barrel program, and this just clears that bar. It’s a fantastic beer - a near peak for barleywinedom. However, it’s not quite the full throated banger that B2K was.

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Photo of chossboss
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.1/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

toffee toffe toffee, caramel and maybe a touch too thin in my opinion. Going to age well but not the barrel presence I was hoping for. Just sweet sweet sweetness in a syrup like manner.

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Photo of John_M
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Belmont station today.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with fair head retention and light lacing. This has the look of a beer that has seen considerable barrel aging (which I suppose it has). On the nose, this beer certainly smells attractive enough, as I pick up considerable vanilla, bourbon, toffee, milk dud and light sherry. As good as this beer smells, it tastes even better. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and while this beer is pretty sweet, the light sherry flavor and bourbon help counter that sweetness, and keep it from getting out of hand. Bourbon is otherwise very nicely integrated into the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is very full, soft and long in this decadently rich flavor beer. Alcohol is also very well integrated into the flavor profile. It's certainly noticeable, but the beer isn't hot or cloying on the finish, and so drinkability is actually pretty good,

Very impressive beer from Fremont. Maybe not quite as good as the B1K, but it's certainly in the discussion.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MJSFS
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark and thick raisin and mahogany hues with an oddly bright white head with minimal lacing
S: Toffee, dates, walnuts, and a hint of barrel
T: Amplifies the nose - bourbon soaked fig newtons, thick drizzle of grade B maple syrup, toasted almonds, and butterscotch
F: Medium/thick body - rivaling syrup - with moderate carb
O: I love this series by Fremont. Brew 1000 and Brew 2000 were standouts and Brew 3000 picks up the torch right where the others left off. Very nicely done.

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Brew 3000 from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 32 ratings