Deadhead Barley Wine | Phillips Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
As gentle as a log to the bow, this headstrong auburn ale is full of rich malt flavours and deep caramel aromas. Mildly carbonated, Deadhead should be served at cellar temperature (8 C). No grapes have been harmed in the creation of this beer.

Added by chickenm on 01-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4
Reviews:
2
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
16.28%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Photo of chickenm
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, 10% abv

650mL bottle poured into a chalice, served at cellar temperature. Dark brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma is fairly weak with a little bit of malt and spices. The taste is better with malt, nutmeg and other spices, and wood flavors. Nicely balanced with a bit of bitterness. Some alcohol is noticable. The body is a bit too thin for a barleywine, with mild carbonation. This would be better with a fuller body, but overall this is still a pretty good barleywine from Phillips.

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Photo of pudoo
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of BDTyre
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 Edition.

Mahogany ruby colour with a reasonably tame off-white head.

Very sweet, almost overly sweet malt scent. Grapes, brown sugar and raisins but not much else.

Very overwhelming malt and brown sugar taste. Hints of raisins, fruit and even oatmeal. Very faint suggestions of wine.

Smooth mouthfeel, but not quite as drinkable as some of the barleywines I've had, even higher ABV ones. Regardless, a great brew from Phillips.

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Deadhead Barley Wine from Phillips Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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