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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style BarleywineSmall Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by msanborn on 03-13-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
26.95%
 
 
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1
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13
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Light brown with reddish hue. 1/2 inch head turns to slight covering. Yeasty smell with maybe some brett. Very little barley flavor in this wine, and I'd mistake this for a regular ale. Finishing bitter. Almost no sweetness considering the style. Thinner than expected with light carbonation.

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Had this barleywine as a sampling at our store. Orange-gold color with very little head. Moderate cloudiness.
Smells of dark honey with a slight creaminess, and a background of European hops.
Tastes of dark honey and cream, soft hops and a slight booziness in the finish.
Overall this gave a great barleywine experience with a nice balance.

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Served from a 375 ml, wax-finished bottle.

A - Medium copper color with some orange and red. Thick, off-white head that lasts. Slightly hazy.

S - Clean, fresh aroma of bready malt. Some bourbon-like notes, honey. Light oak. Hops are earthy and are very much in the background.

T - Lightly toasted bread, sweet and spicy gingerbread note. Light bourbon, honey. Hops bitterness, but flavors are not distinctive. Sweet alcohol.

M - Medium to heavy body. Moderate, silky carbonation. Strong alcohol presence.

O - This is a deep, rich barley wine that favors malt over hops. It appears to be aged in whiskey barrels, but the character it gained is restrained and subtle compared to many barrel-aged beers. This one is still drinkable without being cloying, and it is certainly delicious.

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Appearance: Pours a cloudy copper color with an impressive head; nice stickage that leaves a few strands

Smell: Caramel malt, stone fruit and earthy tones

Taste: Caramel and stone fruit tones, up front, with a developing earthy bitterness; a bit of tobacco arrives in the mid-palate; a bit metallic in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Well, the good news is that with this beer Ranger Creek has dealt with its carbonation and mouthfeel issue and the flavors here are true to style; the cap on this one was rusty (I had the same problem with SBS No. 7) and that may be responsible for the metallic aftertaste in both beers; I can't help but feel this is a brewery that needs to pay a bit more attention to the small things - caps should not be rusty on their beer bottles, particularly one that is six months old

Thanks, RobertH50, for the opportunity

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Small Batch Series No. 8: English Style Barleywine from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
87 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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