Holy Confusion Barley Wine | Witch's Hat Brewing Co.

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12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States
witchshatbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gordavidson on 08-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of gopens44
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

While not straying too far from expectations for the style, this one does pack a bit more hop punch than Barley Wines I've had in a while. Certainly some barley backbone providing a little caramel to the slightly citrusy hopness, but the balance is such that neither really overpowers the other. Good beer.

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Photo of Richter525
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.04/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hoppy and very smooth especially @120 ibu. Best barley wine ever had, better than Bigfoot SN. Had it with 6 weeks after initial brew so yeah this beer is bad ass. Never had a better barley wine.

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Photo of cplater
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of PaulyB83
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of midlifec
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of linnymtu
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of PattyMelt
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of jefferyc
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of gordavidson
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #1

A- Pours a heavily-hazed, dark orange liquid bordering on brown. The light brown head is creamy and has good retention.

S- Caramel, pine, orange rind, and alcohol. Malty, hoppy, and simple.

T- Exactly the same as the aroma. A little on the mild side, considering the style and alcohol content.

M- Oily and smooth body with a warm and bitter finish.

O- Drinks pretty nicely for the style and alcohol content. Worth seeking out. May age well over a couple of years.

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Holy Confusion Barley Wine from Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
4.31 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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