Brew 3000
Fremont Brewing Company

Brew 3000Brew 3000
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
13.2%
Score:
97
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 9.05%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
124
From:
Fremont Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  21
Gots
  20
SCORE
97
World-Class
Brew 3000Brew 3000
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 124 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by mig100:
Photo of mig100
mig100 from Texas

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 18, 2020
More User Reviews:
Photo of BAsbill
BAsbill from California

4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 14, 2020
Photo of ArrogantB
ArrogantB from Colorado

4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $24.99. First sniff off the bottle was oxidation. Dark brown appearance. Aroma is brown sugar and bourbon then heavy ethanol. The flavor is super sweet, extra brown sugar on top of bourbon barrel and molasses. I swear I tasted pancake syrup. It’s good but too sweet compared to Brew 2000. Might need a year in the bottle.

Apr 27, 2019
Photo of edthehead
edthehead from New York

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 26, 2019
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
westcoastbeerlvr from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 29, 2019
Photo of Duffman79
Duffman79 from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 22, 2019
Photo of 22Blue
22Blue from Kansas

4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2019
Photo of BerryKumquat
BerryKumquat from California

4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Light dark brown beer.
S: Strong syrup flavor.
T: A lighter syrupy stout.
F: Very light.
O: A very light XS Old Crustacean that's enjoyable.,

Sep 07, 2019
Photo of Hopelessly0
Hopelessly0 from California

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 02, 2019
Photo of gcamparone
gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Apr 07, 2019
Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
MarshallBirdhouse from South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 06, 2019
Photo of CoreyC
CoreyC from Wisconsin

4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Apr 11, 2019
Photo of wordemupg
wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 22, 2019
Photo of Montanabeerz
Montanabeerz from Montana

4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 01, 2019
Photo of Rkitchen
Rkitchen from Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 19, 2021
Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +4%
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.

Apr 07, 2019
Photo of Vysta
Vysta from Missouri

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Aug 22, 2020
Photo of Sound_Explorer
Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 21, 2019
Photo of Chilmer
Chilmer from Iowa

4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 06, 2019
Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I missed Brew 2000 so was really hoping my expectations were not overly high. A beautiful auburn brown hue with nearly zero head and the nose is fainter a smell than I’d hope for, even as it warmed. In the end though the proof was in the tasting and it blew me away. This is why I used to love Barleywines so! It took me back with that sweet sticky syrup and heavy figgy notes, but the balance was expertly obtained by the perfect level of carbonation to cut through and allow the incredible flavors to dance on the tongue!

May 30, 2019
Photo of Sparky44
Sparky44 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 11, 2019
Photo of DefenCorps
DefenCorps from Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Apr 01, 2019
Photo of StonedTrippin
StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Apr 14, 2019
Photo of Original_Gravity
Original_Gravity from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 12, 2019
Photo of Brian29
Brian29 from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Feb 14, 2020
Brew 3000 from Fremont Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 124 ratings