Caddy Wompus | Barrier Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Barrier Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by greybeardloon on 07-04-2011

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by greybeardloon:
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4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Completely clear, golden colored. A couple of fingers of white head that dissolve slowly leaving some lacing.

S: Biscuity malts with faint floral hops.

T: Dry, biscuity malt again with very little hop character. The hops do leave a mild, lingering bitterness, and the malt flavor stays with you for a while too. The taste is pretty simple, but it is very well balanced and not watery.

M: Medium with good carbonation.

O: There is nothing extraordinary about this beer, but it is exactly what it should be. It is very drinkable, and the flavor kept me coming back for more.

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Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of plaid75
4.47/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Press 195, Rockville Centre, NY.

Poured a medium copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a soft doughy malt with a vibrant herbal hop.

The taste consisted of clean grainy malt, crisp crackers and a leafy herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was clean with a lingering bitterness.

Overall a very tasty and super drinkable bitter.

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Photo of GoatmanBrewsMD
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks dragonWhale for an opportunity to try this beer. Poured from a 22oz bomber that was sent my way in a BIF. Poured into a pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy and cloudy. Straw yellow to almost copper color with a thin eggshell white head that quickly subsides.

S- Sweet biscuit malt aromas Hints of mild fruity notes. Not much hops detected from the pour.

T- Malty and sweet, biscuit flavors. Lots of fruity notes. A nice dry finish to end the dip.

M- Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

O- A pretty good session beer. Not great, but good to have a lot of and not worry about getting smashed. Wouldn't mind having again but wouldn't search out for it.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

First had: on nitro at Barrier

It's always neat to see non-stouts on nitro. Medium bronze color, capped with a thick, creamy, off-white head that coated the glass with lacing. Sweet malts in the aroma, light caramel, not much else. Mild taste of sweet malts, toasted cereal grains, light leafy / earthy hops. No surprises here. Nitro gave a nice smooth texture to the beer, medium body, and quite drinkable overall. Appropriate for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Navalartichoke
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Takeanotherswing
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of JGam115
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nitro. Imagine chewing on freshly toasted hazelnuts. That - in liquid form.

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Photo of Mypintishalffull
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap in Brooklyn. Excited to see these rare beers. Had a few good ones so far. Poured deep amber almost like a copper color. Had intense herbal and floral hop aroma. Not sweet or enticing like a west coast amber. Taste was off. Seemed a little catty to me. Real dank and herbal. Catty wompus? The flavors are not coming together. Maybe that's how it got it's name. I need to try others.


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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft at Pony Bar. The beer is clear and pale yellow with a thin white collar. The aroma offers bread, toasted grain, fairly fruity and sweet. A bit rough on the palate, with a bready character, slightly charred. Lingering bitterness. Overall, mediocre.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Caddy Wompus from Barrier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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