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Bluebelly Barleywine | Ladyface Ale Companie

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Brewed by:
Ladyface Ale Companie
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SShelly on 03-22-2010

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4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

One of my faves here, waiting for the next batch around December/January?

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the alehouse.
Review for the 2012 Oaked version 9% ABV.
Aged in Markers Mark barrels.

A: Pours brown with crimson edges topped with a 1-inch finely bubbled off-white head which leaves good rings of lace.

N: Fruity with a trace bourbon, oak wood, floral, vinous. On warming the bourbon notes become more prominent.

T: Mildly sweet bourbon, oak, vanilla, and caramel malts.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and semi-sweet finish.

O: Served too cold. When allowed to warm the bourbon is much more noteable. A bit too sweet for me, but nice.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear amber with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruit, wood, and bourbon. Taste is quite sweet with malt, fruit, wood, vanilla, and slight bourbon flavors. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice aromas and flavors that make it tasty and easy to drink.

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3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Barrel aging is subtle, one of the least barrel'd beers I've had - minor oakeyness. Biggest issue is that it is to sweet! Cloying sweet. Appearance and mouthfeel are fine, smell is nice but subtle. Needs more attenuation and it could be a nice beer.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Bluebelly Barleywine from Ladyface Ale Companie
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 29 ratings
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