Lunker | Steel Toe Brewing

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4.27/5
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231 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing
Minnesota, United States
steeltoebrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Steasy66 on 04-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,178
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
231
pDev:
8.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
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Ratings: 231 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of NickThePyro
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopzilla_MN
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frumious_Bandersnatch
4.55/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The brewer at Steel Toe came from Pelican Pub & Brewery. Guess he learned something about making world class Barleywine... The 2015 lives up to the previous vintages.

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Photo of greenspointexas
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer4B
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mklisz
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emottram
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ramay86
3.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CCutch
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

at the tap room, into a little snifter

a: dirty hazy rusty brown with hardly any head
s: milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, figs and other dark fruits.
t & m: follows the nose, though brings flavors out in much more compelling detail, and there is also some breadiness and spiciness. Very sweet but not cloying...nice edge to it, with some of the alcohol (rye whisky) showing but not overly much. Neither too heavy nor too light...even a little crisp at the end.

This was a very pleasant surprise. Quite good.

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Photo of B_G
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanaC277
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Best barleywine I've had, aged in jack Daniel barrells genius, taste like a tootsie pop

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Photo of kenzilka007
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark brown, small head.

Smell: Deep chocolate/vanilla/bourbon.

Taste: Sweet, rich, tootsie rolls, chocolate. Just beautiful. Nice feel, not too heavy, not too light, alcohol is well hidden.

Overall: Finally got to try Lunker as I had missed the previous releases. This is an awesome beer, just wonderful combination of barrel and barleywine. Tootsie roll chocolate/vanilla flavor for the win.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndrewPalmer
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave2234
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Docrock
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MNBeerGeek
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1beardedbeerdrinker
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lunker from Steel Toe Brewing
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 231 ratings