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Jaxon | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by aasher on 10-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 11
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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, slight roasted malt, yeast, and alcohol. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of hops, sweet malt, alcohol, yeast, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a rich mahogany color with an inch of foam that pancakes down on the liquid; many strands of lace line the tulip glass

Smell: Sorghum malt aromatics, with piney hops underneath

Taste: Sorghum sweetness, up front, with brown sugar building; the pine and rustic wood flavors add bitterness in the middle (a vestige of the 100 IBUs); the finish is very sweet, perhaps overly so

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Perhaps this beer was more balanced when the hop flavors were at their peak; now, with a few years of age (and I typically like my barleywines with age on them), it is just too sweet for my palate

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep reddish copper color, very nice creamy head that dissipated to thick veil
S: milder nose, biscuity malt, sweeter with some spicy hops but not overpowering, nothing unusual
T: well-balanced, deep roasted malt with stronger EtOH and good hop piney finish
M: a bit of heat

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I guess this is named after a dog... possibly the brewer's or CEO's dog. Looks like a Maltese, Bison Frise or Lhasa Apso.

"Drop the leash."

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped glass.

A: Poured a beautiful, dark, rich, caramel color with a light reddish hue, and with some flakes swimming around in the liquid. The 1/5 finger or so head died down after a minute or two.

S: Yummy! Lots of hops and citrus underneath the caramel nougat. Grainy and rich, with a brown sugar-like undertow.

T: If it weren't for the sweetness, I might have tagged this as an English BW. I actually wish it had the same sort of hop sizzle that the nose suggested, but that's a minor quibble. Lots of pure malt, caramel, and butterscotch.

M: Yes, this is syrupy, but I think it was intended to be sort of a "dessert" beer. Much more of an "Imperial Brown" than a "DIPA." Lots of lacing left on the glass and really not much booze detected. Somewhat smooth on the finish.

O: It was tough to get through this bomber by myself, but I managed... and enjoyed it immensely.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Jaxon from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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