Grand Reserve
Parish Brewing Company

Grand ReserveGrand Reserve
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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #31
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,780
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.33%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
101
From:
Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  21
Gots
  41
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Grand ReserveGrand Reserve
Notes: Grand Reserve should be saved and shared. Brewed only once per year, our Barleywine Ale is characterized by an intensely complex malt, hop, and fermentation profile.

60 IBU
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 101 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by SHODriver:
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SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 Edition

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep gold that's closer to light brown which is topped by a dense and rocky two and a half finger cream colored head which fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of caramel and brown sugar with some slight citrus and earthy hop notes. Hints of pine resin as well
T: Taste is brown sugar and caramel with some lightly toasted malts, nice citrus and earthy hop with just a touch of pine. The malt sweetness sticks around throughout the drink and the hops have definitely faded a bit. On the swallow this one is faded citrus and earthy hops with some lingering caramel and brown sugar sweetness.
M: This beer is fairly full in body with a slightly chewy feel on the palate. Carbonation is light yet effervescent while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is an really nice american barleywine. It's held up well to about four years of aging but the hops still make themselves known. Really nice complexity and balance of flavors. Well worth a try if you can find it.

Mar 06, 2019
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dec 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Feb 21, 2013
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4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Jan 06, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Dec 25, 2013
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Yeti1979 from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Oct 23, 2013
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Lurkerson from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 01, 2016
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TheBeerWitch

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Jan 20, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
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Vertical Flight 2013 - 2015 at The Avenue Pub Nov. 21. 2013 from bottle, 2014 and 2015 on tap.

Appearance: 2013 is noticeably darker. 2015 has the most head and clings to the side of the glass.

Taste: 2013 is the sweetest of the three. 2015 has a dry hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, 2013 has a thick chewy feel to it.

Overall: Really enjoyed the flight for the chance to experience the effect of aging on barleywine. The 2013 was my fave, it had a full, deep flavor that I really liked.

Nov 25, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%

Nov 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%
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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 28, 2020
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JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Nov 28, 2013
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Grand Reserve from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 101 ratings