Ben Nevis Barley Wine | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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4.02/5
1 Rating
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States
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Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by smcolw on 05-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of smcolw
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly no head and certainly no lace. Not surprising for the style, although it is far more stark than most. The color is a muddy, dark brown where light passes through the edges easily.

Smells like Marichino cherries, in a word, sweet. Reminds me of a Kriek without Amy sourness. Different and appealing.

Initially, it starts off rather dry but within a second the Kriek takes over. I find this beer to be very interesting--it doesn't fit the Barley Wine profile as much as the Lambic one, even though there is no sourness or yeast bite. Still, the combination of the two styles is very appealing.

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Ben Nevis Barley Wine from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1 ratings
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