Annihilator
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #330
ABV:
12%
Score:
86
Ranked #32,034
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 10.7%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
42
From:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Alucard4:
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Alucard4 from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Feb 11, 2013
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womencantsail from California

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours an almost perfect copper color with a frothy off-white head. A pleasant toasted malt aroma and a strong pine and resin hop character. There is also some grapefruit peel and lots of toffee and caramel. The flavor has an almost woody flavor initially from the intense pine hop character. Lots of toasted malt as well as caramel, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. There is a pleasant fruitiness that comes through as the beer warms up. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

Jan 22, 2012
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dgilks from Australia

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice clear amber colour with a smooth light tan head. Fair head retention.

Big caramel. Some citrus but this is big, big malt. Some acetaldehyde.

Acetaldehyde and caramel toffee malts. Big bitterness and nice citrus. An interesting mix but the flaws kill it.

Medium full body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

A decent beer but there is a fermentation flaw here. Not much to do about that. Close but no cigar.

Apr 13, 2013
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IRS4MEPLEASE from California

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great job on this one Julian. Smoother than I anticipated.

Dec 22, 2014
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Sparky44 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 05, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Mar 23, 2014
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John11486 from California

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Feb 15, 2012
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Wolberjs from California

3.48/5  rDev -7%

Sep 27, 2014
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zestar from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 03, 2014
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FosterJM from California

3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1047th Review on BA
Growler to Snifter
1 gallon

Thanks to Louis for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- A good bit of a nice dark amber with some crimson in it as well. A little bit of a ½ finger of head was there and receded to a bit of a pond layer. Couple dots of cling and that was it.

Smell- A bit more candy on the nose making this smell very sweet. Some backing malts blend together with a bit of a earthy note as well..

Taste- I thought it was a pretty good base barleywine. It had a good hop/malt balance with just a touch of bitterness to it. Strong malts make it a bit thick on the taste. A little bit more earthy for choice of hops.

Mouth- A light-medium bodied beer with somewhat of a medium/low carbonation level. Pretty thick malts remain on this one with some bitterness.

Drink- I enjoyed it. It got the palate to open a bit with some newer malts and some freshness behind it. I wouldnt mind having this one again.

Jan 23, 2012
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kk73 from Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Mar 24, 2014
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AgentMunky from New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Dec 06, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared at a tasting at MrHirschybar's place.

Pours a clear amber with a light tan head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is of malt and a very sweet candy citrus aroma. Almost artificial smelling. Taste is of malt and sugary citrus zest. A very noticeable alcohol burn in the back of the throat with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer taste wise but it is extremely sweet.

Jan 22, 2012
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mdaschaf from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 17, 2014
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Gobzilla from California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Oct 14, 2015
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jeff1973 from California

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Mar 03, 2013
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Jan 05, 2014
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JRod1969 from New York

4/5  rDev +7%

Feb 12, 2014
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nicole309 from Alaska

3/5  rDev -19.8%

Sep 07, 2014
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bmur112 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +7%

Nov 19, 2014
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yeaprolly from Washington

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 27, 2016
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mecmd from Tennessee

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jan 01, 2015
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SocalKicks from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 07, 2014
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CoolEthan from California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 11, 2014
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straightlambic from California

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 19, 2015
Annihilator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 42 ratings