Barleywine
Bosque Brewing Co.

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Style:
Barleywine - American
Ranked #255
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #28,912
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 5.5%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
From:
Bosque Brewing Co.
 
New Mexico, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
88
Very Good
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pumpkin orange with almost two fingers of tan-tinted head that leaves thick lacing. Big, malty aroma with baseball-mitt leather, pumpkin pie spices (cloves, ginger, allspice, mace) and a sweet, squash-like twang to it. These continue in the taste, with more of a caramel characteristic to the malt, and a strong spicy, piney, herbal hop bitterness added to the mix, as well as a kiss of alcohol. The bitterness lingers in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, slightly viscous, with decent carbonation. Definitely an American version, and not exactly my thing.

Oct 16, 2016
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2beerdogs from California

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 06, 2016
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2015
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 05, 2019
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stevoj from Idaho

3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Whole Foods-Indian School Plaza. Copper/orange pour, small silky head. Sharp malt aroma and taste, crisp, dry bitterness. Warm, but overall just average.

Feb 14, 2016
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ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the brewery.

Deep copper body, creamy oatmeal head. Head becomes a thick film with a wall of lace. The clarity is superb and the beer looks majestic. 5

Sweet malty aroma initially. Candy caramel. Berry fruity hop aroma. 4

Candy-like caramel sweetness like a sucker. Beery fruitiness like the nose offered. Vanilla then mingles with resinous, earthy, spiciness. Element's of this remind me of a Belgian, with the fruity, candy-like sweetness. Add to this a marshmallow sort of element. Something alluringly sweet. 4

It's smooth and creamy while also spicy, resinous and bitter. Sweetness takes on a candy-level but the beer is never really hot. 4

Fresh barleywines have always been tricky for me as I think they're best with age and maturity. This shows great potential and all signals point to a gem after this develops.

Nov 13, 2015
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StoutSnob40 from California

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 26, 2015
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kvgomps from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 12, 2015
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: bright light amber with a lot of red, light small slightly off white head. Beer has amazing clarity

S: very nice resin and floral hops but with a deep rich caramel maltiness that has some nice breadiness.

T: Wow this beer is intense, its very piney and floral the hops are bracing with a very good slap of malts but they don't nearly take over the hops

M: surprisingly light and very clean it might be a touch clingy but it is very mellow for a barleywine touch high carbonation.

O: Big hops malts are there but its all about the hops. Reminds me of Bigfoot but maybe not as hoppy nice soft caramel on the finish. I would drink this any day.

May 13, 2016
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M_chav from New Mexico

3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2015
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Kplummer82 from California

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 26, 2015
Barleywine from Bosque Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings