Grand Reserve | Parish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parish Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
parishbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by tetu on 12-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
40
For Trade:
7
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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.98/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

In 2012, I was working one block away from Stein’s in New Orleans and this quickly became my go-to beer. Had I known that it were scarce, I would have created a stock pile. So my unbiased opinion is that this may be the best beer brewed in Louisiana. It’s hard to come by even in-state. Parish has now started a Grand Reserve day at the brewery for the annual release.

I’ll review the 2013 that I had a few weeks ago. It has everything you want in a barley wine. It’s rich and malty with carmel undertones. Strong but balanced and creamy. A new bottle will boast bitterness and hops, but the beer is recommended to be aged. I’ve also had the 2012 after about a year of aging and the hops were mellow and just about perfect for my preference.

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4.94/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.92/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: little head. I blame the bartender
Smell: caramel molasses and spice. Good hop presence.
Taste: nice balance of malt and hops. More bitter than malty. Caramel with slight biscuit with hop bitterness on top and some alcohol (a good amount for winter)
Mouthfeel: chewy and alcohol numbing(in a good way) without tasting 11%.
Drink ability: a filling beer but hides its abc well. Great brew to drink in the cold months.
Overall: solid beer. Maybe the best brew produced in Louisiana.

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014; Bourbon Goodness

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4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Grand Reserve from Parish Brewing Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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