Albatross | Partizan Brewery

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Partizan Brewery
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 06-21-2014

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a vibrant orange colour, with cream-coloured head, nice and dense. Lace is not in any way sticky, could use more. Looks alright though.

Smells very light and fruity. Lots of pear; in fact smells a lot like a perry. Notes of passion, mango. Bit subdued apart from that fresh fruit character. Nice notes, not that exciting though.

Taste is fruity, more pear with mango and a touch of passionfruit. Yeah mild hop notes, slight woodiness that gets less so midway. Lasts until late-mid and then slight fruity notes late. Tastes nutty as well, just like a snack mix, decently placed. Not a bad drop, but a bit sweet and light.

Smooth, fairly fluid. Bit of body to it. OK.

Drinks OK, can actually see this being popular among cider drinkers, and I don't mean that in a bad way. It just has that fruitiness and doesn't smother it all with a big beery bitterness.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.16/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml brown bottle purchased from the brewery in London. Brought back to Sydney where I shared it with Sam.

Pours a pretty heavily hazed bronze-amber colour: heavy in body and heavy in haze, but with a nice fine carbonation that sits pretty steady when tilted. Head is a lovely fine creme of white. It looks thick and really very nice.

Nose is stretched and a little thin. Definite organic greenness, but with a rather unpleasant cabbage note to it. There's a hint of yeasty spice, but really not much to it. Mostly it's dank and a little unpleasant. It has some character, but not all that much in the way of actually pleasant character.

Taste is maybe a little better, perhaps because the sweetness gives it a sense of depth that the other characters don't really warrant. It has a pasty papery note that suggests that it was good at one time, but has just been subsumed by yeast. There's a little bit of spice, but it's really quite flat and disappointing.

Feel is okay. There is definitely some weight there—it's just so disappointing that there's nothing that it works with.

Overall, I'm definitely disappointed. Partizan had some very decent beers on tap (and were genuinely nice guys when I chatted to them), but both of their bottle beers were very disappointing. It's a real shame.

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Photo of samEBC
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Albatross from Partizan Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 3 ratings