Holidale | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

HolidaleHolidale
BA SCORE
3.87/5
319 Ratings
HolidaleHolidale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshire-brewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 03-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,266
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
319
pDev:
13.18%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
32
Trade:
2
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Photo of nkelley77
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of slangtruth
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

2014 edition from a bomber. Pours a deep chocolate brown that light barely penetrates (to think this was a clear red brew just a couple of years ago). Low carbonation and thick, creamy mouthfeel, with the cocoa nibs first introduced last year prominent. Almost no hop flavor, all roasted dark malts. Unstated ABV and absolutely no alcohol taste or aroma, but it comes up on one towards the end of the bottle. First sip was a little sweet for someone like me who doesn't appreciate that, but my palate settled into to it quickly. Obviously not an all day drinker but well positioned as a dessert beer. I suspect this may develop in interesting ways over the next few weeks as the yeast settles out more, and possibly fall off fairly quickly afterwards. Snazzy new label.

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Photo of fermentedbarley
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of markdrinksbeer
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Celtics76
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Soterios
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of zackg9
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2/5  rDev -48.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CJRubes
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holidale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 319 ratings
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