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From:
Wild Heaven Beer
 
Georgia, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
12%
Score:
89
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 10.28%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 15, 2016
Added:
Jun 12, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: None
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a clear pale-medium brown, producing less than a finger of somewhat lasting, frothy beige head that recedes to a tiny collar ring leaving no surface cap or lace. Aroma is malty brown sugar, brown bread, candy apple, raisin, wood & cocoa with hints of earth & pine hops. There is a hint of booze but alcohol is low in the nose. Taste is a caramelized malty sweetness, burnt brown sugar, mellow apple, raisin, red & dark fruit & wood with a hints of boozy whiskey, earth, floral & pine late in the sip. Cranberry is most intense late in the sip & aftertaste. The alcohol while hidden in the nose is more noticeably boozy in the mouth. Aftertaste is an astringent, roast malt, burnt brown sugar, cranberry bitter with alchol spice. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with low carbonation, a dry-sweet tug of war, drawing on the tongue, slick, oily, slightly chewy with a chalky aftertaste.
Dec 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by gamblebc from Georgia

Aug 31, 2016
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Reviewed by jopezu from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
pours a clear, dark ruddy amber with a thin head that disappears rather quickly. nose; caramel, toffee, dark fruit, & mellowed citrus hops. taste; cocoa malt, toffee, fig/raisin, citrus zest, earthy mellowed citrus hops, big peppermint, & estery bananas foster. the lemon & cherry touted on the bottle are both clearly present in the taste, and both are very nicely eased in and balanced. the sweets and fruits blossom after warming a bit. medium+ carbonation lends a velvety mouthfeel, and the ethanol is scarily tame for a 12% abv. big, balanced, & palate-roving.
Aug 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Aug 24, 2016
 
Rated: 3.69 by sirzekel from Georgia

Aug 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.52 by tmm313 from Georgia

Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.78 by 3-Ball from Georgia

Jul 11, 2016
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Reviewed by acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.92/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
This is a strong beer that has a pleasant taste. It's a great representative of what Wild Heaven has to offer and has made me a big fan of the barleywine style.
May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by richj1970 from Alabama

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.59 by StevenNebulous from Georgia

Jun 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by OMsweetOM from California

Jun 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by GTJayG from Georgia

May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by bareju from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is a nice, complex, and amazingly drinkable barleywine from Wild Heaven. Pours a beautiful red-amber with a thin white head. The fruit and sweetness are reminiscent of what I'd find in a quad, and nicely balanced with fairly strong hops. Lots of dark fruits, brown sugar sweetness, and rounded off with a bitter hop finish. Can definitely taste the cherries, and the lemon seems to brighten up the flavor a bit.

Not my favorite beer of all time but quite good and incredibly drinkable.
Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ryho from Georgia

Mar 21, 2015
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Rated by clcross from Georgia

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Great beer. ..you won't love it until the second glass. .put an orange peel in it to sweeten it up a bit
Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by TonyJ815 from Florida

Jan 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.34 by MtnDewd from Georgia

Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by GABrew from Georgia

Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by watsontiger98 from Alabama

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Nov 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.85 by mweso2000 from Georgia

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by RavenForBeer from Georgia

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by AndyEdgar from Illinois

Sep 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by aProtagonist from Georgia

Sep 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by rudabegga9 from Georgia

Sep 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by Axnjxn from North Carolina

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by brother_kenneth from Virginia

Aug 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by QuentinCall from Georgia

Aug 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Aug 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by emeyer from West Virginia

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by sendbeer from Georgia

Aug 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DerrickW from Georgia

Jul 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.1 by KG710 from Georgia

Jul 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Cloaked_Phantom from Washington

Jul 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Keith_R from Georgia

Jul 19, 2014
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Reviewed by ThickNStout from Georgia

4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
32oz counter pressure filled growler from Barrel and Barley (Woodstock, GA). 10.00. Served in a Wild Heaven snifter.

Pours an opaque pale orange-hued mahogany with a two finger ecrue head. The froth settles to a fairly thin halo and a haze across the surface. Lace is spotty and spaced widley but present.

Aromas of toffee, pitted fruit, caramel, bready malt, vague earth and mild citrus rind.

Sugars and fruits abound in the taste. Caramel malts, cranberry, cereal grains, cherry skins, toffee, dried lemon peel, brown sugar and a healthy but balanced kick of booze. More of the sweetness that's typical for the style comes out as it warms. The fruit notes verge on seeming too bitter at times but blend well wth the sweetness and alcohol.

Creamy, full body with plenty of carbonation. Dry, semi- bitter fruit skins, citrus zest and caramel finish.

The addition of the dried Prussian lemons, tart cherries and cranberries make this a unique English barleywine. The more times I drink it, the more I'm liking it. I hope Wild Heaven decides to bottle this at some point because I think could evlove quite nicely, particularly if the bitterness settles down.
Jul 16, 2014
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