Great | Alpine Beer Company

GreatGreat
BA SCORE
97.6%
Liked This Beer
4.53 w/ 674 ratings
GreatGreat
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:
#119
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
674
Liked:
658
Avg:
4.53/5
pDev:
8.39%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,442
Gots:
86
Trade:
6
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4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had 2013 Great. This is the best barley wine I have ever had. So thick and tasty, with great caramel taste. Great heavy thick smell. This barley wine changed how I felt about barley wines.

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4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
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4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
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L: Auburn, dark brown hues with a minimal light sandy head
S: Cloves, raisins, and all spice
T: Honestly this tastes so smooth - like the best oatmeal raisin cookie you've ever had soaked in some Pappy or Eagle Rare - wow, beautiful taste profile
F: Medium and chewy
O: To be frank I categorically tend to avoid barleywines, but this beer backs up the 'Great' claim and then some. Awesome beer and great digestif. Well done.

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Great from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 97.6% out of 100 with 674 ratings
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