Barnacle Brown Ale | Barrier Brewing Company

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41 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States
barrierbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Billolick on 05-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
7.67%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Photo of Billolick
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Eastern District in Brooklyn.

Pours typical dark brown, murky, medium tan head, stays at about the 1/2 inch height for a good while, very slowly dissolves and departs to a thicker frothy film, more then ample collar, light and plentiful fine bits and strands of lace.

Light wiff of dry chocolate.

Pleasant Brown ale, chocolate notes are the first and a long lasting impression. Roasty and flavorful, moderate sweetness. Medium carbonation, smooth and easy drinking.

Overall, very nicely done. Well worth give this one a try.

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Photo of kmbeer
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great stuff coming out of this Long Island brewery.

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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L; A very dark brown, almost black. A finger of white tan head which lingers for a bit. Some nice lacing.

S: Chocolate

T: Some chocolate, vanilla caramel.

F: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

O: A solid example of the style. Like more of this come october and november.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Tap and Barrel, Hauppague, NY.

Poured a deep amber hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft cocoa cut by a light herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a lightly sweet caramel malt, some light cocoa

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a tasty easy drinking brown ale.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Counter-pressure filled growler.

A: Dark brown and cloudy with a substantial head and good lacing.

S: Mostly chocolate, some earthy, spicy hops. The nose isn't particularly strong.

T: Sweet malt with chocolate and vanilla. Some earthy, resinous hops give balance from the background and come through to clean up the finish (wiping away the sweetness).

M: Creamy with moderate carbonation. Quite nice.

O: On the second day (I drank just 2 pints the first day), I got much more nuttiness and less chocolate in both the smell and the taste. Although I liked this beer quite a bit, it wasn't as bold or robust as I had hoped for and expect from Barrier.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Barnacle Brown Ale from Barrier Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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