Day & Night | Trillium Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trillium Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
trilliumbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Barrington cold brewed coffee infused blonde barleywine is the luminous counterpart to our dark, rich imperial stout. In Day & Night, we envisioned the blonde barleywine style as a way to showcase the nuanced floral, fruity, and spicy characteristics found in medium and lighter roast coffee blends. Golden-Amber in color, Day & Night exudes delightful aromas of almond toffee, graham crackers, fruity coffee, lightly acidic berries, and vanilla. Upfront flavors of creamy coffee, honey tinged malt, caramel, and tart berry blend cleanly with a slight coffee-derived bitterness.

MALT: Pilsner, Abbey, Turbinado Sugar

HOPS: Columbus

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,500
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
345
pDev:
7.86%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
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Trade:
4
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Photo of tscanlon51
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patlee3324
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a word glass with a moderate head. The lace is large bubbled but fairly coating on the glass. The color is darker gold with a faint haze.

The smell is odd. I get the coffee and I also get the pale barley wine maltiness. I don't catch the alcohol in the nose. Subsequent whiffs are entirely coffee based.

The coffee is dominant which is a visual disconnect given the pale color. The start is surprisingly subtle but the finish is strongly coffee and lasts throughout the remainder of the tasting. The body is light for the style while the carbonation is muted. Less barley wine than novelty, but it is a solid beer.

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Photo of TheNightwatchman
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Damian
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
Canned on 01/09/18
Served in a tulip

Crystal clear, glowing amber appearance. The transparent body was capped by a small, frothy white head that quickly dropped to a clingy collar. Some streaky, spotty lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

Fantastic aroma. Bright coffee notes came through big time. Fruity, light roast coffee to be precise. Nice caramel malt sweetness. Good dose of toffee as well. Some fruity esters were also noticeable. Hint of light brown sugar. There was a subtle huskiness too.

Coffee notes also came through strong in the flavor profile. The beer was malty and robust up front. Loads of toffee and caramel. Really fruity and bright. Dried fruits specifically. Slightly spicy in the center. Turbinado sugar was noticeable as well. The beer finished with a surprising amount of piney and earthy hops and a fair amount of lingering bitterness. Kiss of booze too.

Super soft, fluffy mouthfeel. Slightly syrupy. Medium-light bodied for the style. Creamy, slick and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, frothy, tongue blanketing effervescence.

This was my first time trying a coffee-flavored barleywine, and I really enjoyed it. The bright, fruity coffee notes worked surprisingly well with the toffee-like sweetness of the base beer. Overall, a really interesting and unique take on the style.

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Photo of Andrew3000
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper/amber color that a had ton of sediment floating around like a snow globe that was just shook up. The head was a solid 2 fingers with an eggshell creamy look that left incredible lacing and rings as it went down.

Aroma is mostly the cold brewed coffee, with char notes, biscuit, burnt grains, peppery spices, coffee grinds which resemble the light fruity gourmet coffees, tea leaf, brown sugar and sweet roasted malts. The malty aspects can't break through the coffee dominance, and while it smells good overall for me it wasn't the best complimentary ingredients.

Tastes very similar to the nose with the coffee dominating which brings a chalky bitterness, ash/charred notes, smokes malts, burnt grains, honey, peppery spices, fruity blend coffee grinds, tea leaf, brown sugar, peat moss, nutty hints, burnt coffee grinds, anise, burnt bread crust and campfire burnt marshmallow. There seems to be a fruity sweetness that comes out every once in a while before the coffee bitterness washes it away. This brew hides the 10% ABV masterfully.

Decent mouthfeel with an average level of carbonation, a medium to thick body and a nice sharp level of bitterness that hides the ABV, but this was a slow sipper and I found it confusing with most sips. A blonde barleywine is unique on it's own, so tossing in the cold brewed coffee made this one tough to figure out. It was tasty and enjoyable, but my least favorite Trillium beer to date. I love coffee in my stouts, but it doesn't work the same with a barleywine in my opinion.

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Photo of paulish
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ben1313
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Qvicken
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TImbrookSays
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid brew. Kind of reminds me of tacos. Slight smell and flavor reminiscent of mole sauce.

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Photo of wshinevar
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Day & Night from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 345 ratings