Cold North Wind | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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3.98/5
Very Good
30 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States
portjeffbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,385
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
30
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 30 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of tobelerone
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid if unexceptional barleywine. Looks the part, straightforward aroma and flavors bringing distinctive apple notes, brown sugar, caramel, earthy hops. Modest but perceptible bitterness on the back end, generally dry finish. Nice medium body and carbonation, pleasing feel overall. This is a solid example of the style albeit an unmemorable one.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty forgettable barleywine

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Photo of briandschorr
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Used to have this on tap at Brewology. The color is a hazy amber. The nose is brandy with fruit and caramel. For me, the taste brought out more of the nose as I got apple, vanilla, and pear. The body is medium but not a heavy as you would expect for a barleywine. A crisp yet clean finish. Delicious overall and a strong beer from PJBC.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drews240
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of allistermcg
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Icemann383
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber and opaque. The amount of apple brandy on the nose is impressive... Lotsa of gentle caramel amid the apple, higher vapors of alcohol and barrel wood. Sweet, sinuous, and graceful. Apple is the primary fruit impression, naturally, but hints of pear, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol are evident throughout. The body is medium, the barrel aging thins things out somewhat, but the feel is just right for the ale, albeit perhaps a tad light compared to some barleywines I've had. Some fizz and tingle, of carbonation and alcohol's heat. Leaves a sweet apple caramel candy and booze aftertaste. Little sting on the palate - crisp, sharp, perhaps a tad bit tart. A superior ale in my opinion. And only ~ $11 around here.

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Photo of Bapplebaum
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jlabs
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fish365
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dextermcgurk
4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Willytee3
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Cold North Wind from Port Jeff Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 30 ratings