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Single Batch Series - Barleywine | Sebago Brewing Company

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4.26/5
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Single Batch Series - BarleywineSingle Batch Series - Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States
sebagobrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a blend of Old World influence and modern day ingredients and technique. Domestic malt and distinctly American hops produce this rich, full bodied ale. On top of it all, this beer was barrel-aged in charred oak bourbon barrels for over eight months. The end result is an unfiltered dark ruby colored ale with very intense aromatics.

60 IBU

Added by barleywinebrewer on 05-01-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
157
pDev:
7.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
32
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Uconnelmo
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flounder57
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark crimson color with no vision of anything.

Smell: Caramel, toffee, toasted, roasted, dark fruits, molasses, vanilla, herbal, and warm boozy alcohol.

Taste: Awesome barleywine flavor and bourbon barrel characteristics too. Light bitterness and super smooth warm alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, medium to full bodied, warm alcohol, medium carbonation, and light tingly bitterness.

Overall: Have to admit that this beer has aged well out back at the bar plus bourbon barrel flavor on top of that. Delicious stuff. I look forward to the next glass if it lasts.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 Bottle. Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, vanilla and oak. Smooth. Lower carbination. On the thin side. Dry. Not too sweet. Pretty good.

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of riderwbd
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jebrew
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 series, 11.8% ABV, Bourbon Barrel Aged
Look: Pours a nice dark copper color with a finger of tan head, lacing is good.
Smell: Smells highly of bourbon and alcohol.
Taste: Starts off with bourbon and alcohol following the nose, then mellows into rich chocolate and caramel notes with a hint of toasted oak.
Feel: Light body for a barrel aged beer, medium carbonation, some alcohol burn, a little dry.
Overall: High bourbon character from the barrel aging, alcohol diminishes over the first few sips, complexities develop as you drink, a fine barleywine.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very nice barleywine.

On draft at the Portland pub a nice tulip, the beer is deep ruby in the low light almost looks black. The head remains but on the glasses edge pretty good at almost 12%.

The nose is sweet malts bourbon and an almost gram cracker maltyNess very nice.

The taste matches the nose, malt is forward sweet and caremel, a nice sweetNess reveals the oak and vanilla boutbon, very nice. Aso it warms the bourbon better meldd. This is world class

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boccu
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours nice rich dark Amber color. Great aroma. Very nice barley wine with a light bourbon throughout it.has an oily feel. Not as complex as most other barley wines.

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Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle poured into snifter

A: fairly good clarity, brownish red tint not much head but soapy quality to it

S: butterscotch, toffee, vanilla

T: very similar to the nose you can get a rush of hops but it is crushed by the vanilla, toffee quite quickly can taste the alcohol decent amount of heat a little nutty on the end and a little bit of a sourish aftertaste

M: tingly lays on the tongue a bit but not syrupy

O: interesting and impressive the look with that amazing clarity had me thinking this was going to be tasteless but it's amazing love it with the toffee and vanilla the hops are very dialed down or the barrel has overwhelmed them quite impressively except for the little bit of heat this beer is amazing

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Photo of Cubatobaco
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of balinor
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Oldejoe
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So what lackluster look, maybe too cold
Earthy, spicy smell
Bittersweet,spicey, bourbony, alcoholy taste
Dense, oily mouthfeel
Bold in every way, but not my favorite barley wine, prefer more to the malty side

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Photo of Sanderson
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Single Batch Series - Barleywine from Sebago Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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