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Barrier Belgian #1 | Barrier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RichThatchr on 08-06-2010

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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 7
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2.75

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3.18/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - a cloudy orange. No head but I'll blame the pub glass.

S - plenty of orange with a bit of cloves. Very little Belgium yeast aroma.

T - more of the aroma. Orange, some cloves and just a bit of the normal Belgium taste.

M - moderate mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Again I blame the pub glass for no head despite tasting moderate carbonation.

O - a very mild Belgium. A good 'first' Belgium for those that haven't tried one.

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3.24/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/04/11 notes. Growler shared by nimbleprop; thanks Mac. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a hazy orange-golden color with an inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of citrus, yeast, cloves/spices, light fruit and bananas, and light mint. Pretty nice, definitely some Belgian style notes in there mixing with the citrus.

t - Taste is more of the same; oranges, citrus, spices, cloves, and fruity malts. More citrus and oranges in the taste, pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

o - Overall a pretty nice beer. I thought there was a lot more citrus, especially oranges, than most Belgian style pale ales, but I liked it none the less. Would try it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 ounce growler filled at Decicco's in Ardsley, NY

Pours hazed darker orange amber, moderate off white head, quickly goes to a fine film and thicker collar. leaves moderate strands of fine lacing.

Yeasty, phenolic nose, with ripe citrus and a hint of bubble gum.

Fresh, fruity and flavorful with better then average complexity exhibited. Notes of lime, Belgian yeast, grapefruit, apricot all picked up. Drying and again fresh tasting hops develop in the finish. Nice brew. Carbonation could be stepped up just a notch IMHO. Worth a try.

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3.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours an opaque amber/red grapefruit color with minimal head and very gentle carbonation.

S - Sweet Belgian yeast, wheaty, cloves, mild bananas, and mild spices. Overall, the aroma is quite mild which is the weakest aspect of this good beer.

T - Everything listed above with the peculiar addition of pine hop character. It's a totally weird combination but works extremely well. A little bit bready and lightly floral with pine needles. Aftertaste leaves a mild peppery coating with minimal citrus and is quite clean.

M - medium to light/medium bodied, mild on the tongue, and a very clean finish with a mild floral and pine aftertaste.

D - Very nicely brewed. Not overly complex, but just plain ENJOYABLE!

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3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellowish orange in color and poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down and left some lacing on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of spices and yeast in the nose.
T: Like the smell, there are light flavors of spices and notes of fruits along with some accompanying bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a some dryness in the finish.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Barrier Belgian #1 from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 30 ratings
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