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Great | Alpine Beer Company

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677 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The base of this beer was available at a couple of festivals as a barleywine named "Good". The remainder of the batch spent several months aging in fresh Jack Daniels barrels and became "Great".

Added by xlperro on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#117
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
677
pDev:
8.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,444
Gots:
86
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 677 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of lilreyreyatomic
4.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at Alpine 12-22-2015 on release day.
Not a big fan of Barelywines I like them but would always prefer a stout or IPA, that being said "Great" and "A Deal With The Devil" are the only ones I would hunt.
Great is amazing this year around they found a way to improve a already great barleywine.
bourbon followed by notes of caramel, toffee, raisins and sweet fruit that are velvety smooth and silky.
the nose is just as amazing as the taste.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of worldsworstextra
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Alpine 12/22/2015
An outstanding barleywine. This is a big improvement on good which I have always felt was overly sweet. With great, the sweetness is definitely toned down with the barrel aging. The mixture of caramel, raising, and apricot preserve is very well done. Some bourbon upfront with oak on the back end. This is a very rich barleywine that has a very bold, yet smooth flavor profile. I only wish it had the luscious dark red copper color that the mostra great had, which was also on tap. Other than that, it's hard to find anything I dislike about this beer. Very well done alpine!

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Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing Barleywine. One of the best beers I've had. Pours a tad flat, but expected for the style and from other reviews.

Hard to describe how GREAT this is. It is the perfect level of sweetness without being too sweet. Light bodied and extremely smooth. The barrel is subdued and works perfectly to balance the sweetness.

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Photo of dcisco44
4.18/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kyleryan
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of unclekeith
4.42/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of carrionricardo
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rubenjr
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Theortiz01
4.65/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JulianC
4.8/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raziel313
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Abbbp
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gunch52
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of danwho
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jammery
4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of _morandi_
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4.96/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TWStandley
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of emottram
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 677 ratings
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