Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine | Tenaya Creek Brewery

BA SCORE
85
very good
114 Ratings
Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope BarleywineTenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States
tenayacreekbrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old Jackalope Barleywine Style Ale: Whats sealed in this bottle is only heard of in myths. Its so rare in fact, we have used a magical seal that only opens with an "Abracadabra," or the bottle opener hanging from your keys. This rich and complex ale uses a variety of malts and hops to balance what we think is one ultimate beer. Share it with friends, savor it with colleagues, or stash it away for a future occasion. This ale will keep for months, or years if you manage to resist the temptation.

Added by emmasdad on 04-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
114
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
16
For Trade:
4
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Photo of casapy
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh895
4.42/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colts9016
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really try to shy away from fresh barleywines, they are sometime hot and unrefined; however, give me an aged barleywine life is great. The server urged me to try the barleywine, told me that it is different than most barleywines. Begrudgingly, I ordered the barleywine. The beer is a medium amber color with orange copper hues. The head is one finger off white and a typical fast dissipating head from the high alcohol. Little carbonation is visible from the sides of the glass.
Toasted malt, caramel, citrus, toffee, floral hops, grapefruit, bready, touch of pine, and yeasty.
Heavy toasted malt, caramel, citrus, toffee, floral, pine, alcohol, biscuits, crackers, grapefruit, herbal, grass, and some yeasty notes
Full body, alcohol warming a touch hot, medium carbonation, some astringency, and a full finish.
A solid well-built beer it is more of American Strong Ale. The beer needed a bigger malt structure, to me it was not what I would expect as a barleywine. The server was right it was different than most barleywines.

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Photo of TheOakKing
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBucks
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Jan 2014. Holding up insanely well.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lilmikey1989
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hozersr
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Homebrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of B_B
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imyourhero21
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinmybelly
3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark Amber pour with beige head and very goo lace; sweet malt and candy yam nose;caramel candy with a hop bittering on the back end; medium mouthfeel with a sugar beet tongue coating; overall this is boozy caramel candy with a lite bitter finish.

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Photo of vma
4.51/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sanderson
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine from Tenaya Creek Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 114 ratings.
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