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Old Kaya Dog | Tighthead Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Tighthead Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
tightheadbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
25
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
50.14%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by GbVDave:
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3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 5oz taster glass at Tighthead 7/21/12.

A: Served a hazy, bright bronze color with a thin shock of white foam on top. A suprising amount of lace was left behind.

S: Quite sweet on the nose. Caramel, orange, and melon rind.

T: Very much like the smell. It's got all the sweet bases covered but could use more in the way of hop flavors.

M: Very slick and (almost syrup-y) sweet with a slight hint of alcohol astringency.

O: Not bad but could use more of rough edge to tighten it up. Too sweet to have more than just a sample.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a goblet at the TH tap room.

Lotta dog-related beers coming my way today, with this one following the purchase of Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog and Pipeworks Jones Dog earlier. Weird. Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear golden-bronze topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises light booze, mandarin orange syrup, mild leek, slightly spicy greens, strong caramel, weak honey, and a vague notion of melon-like fruit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the leek and melon notes coming in fairly powerfully, each aiding the other in strength training. What results is a sweet, kinda boozy, kinda spicy, kinda fruity blast of flavor. Honestly, though, it comes off a bit abrasive for my liking. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly chewy feel. Overall, a nice b-wine, but one I just couldn't get entirely into. It was well-made, but not my particular cup o' tea...

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Old Kaya Dog from Tighthead Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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