Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine | The Pike Brewing Company

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Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Old Bawdy Barley Wine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
211
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
10.65%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
19
For Trade:
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 118
Photo of wmartin
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good, but not great for its style.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours cloudy medium brown with a tinge of orange and a light brown head.

Smell: The aroma has plenty of sweet malt with bread and caramel. It also has aroma of plums and floral elements. It also has hints of citrus that is orange like.

Taste: The malt is predominant with a balance between the esters and hops in the background. The malt flavors are sweet with the hop balance being somewhat aggressive with a moderate alcohol element in the taste. It has bread and caramel malt richness in the flavors with floral hops and citrus that in orange like. There are also hints of plums and the alcohol does has a hint of whiskey element in it as well.

Feel: It has a chewy body with moderately high alcohol warming that is a slight tinge hot, but not unpleasant. It is somewhat dry and the floral hops and dryness linger on the palate.

Overall, this is a malt forward barley wine that is moderately hop aggressive as the beer warms.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, 2015 vintage

Cloudy dark copper colored, white head. Aroma of boozy caramel and earthy hops. Taste is fairly bitter, drier finish. Sticky mouth feel.

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Photo of JohnTurano
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 Bottle

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice barley wine color, deep brown, slightly murky with a ring of tan head. The aroma is good, mostly sweet but lacking in any depth. Same for the taste. It's good but pretty one-dimensional. Medium-bodied with a persistent carbonated tingle.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.39/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskifan55
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pike brewpub, Pike Place.

A: An opaque orange/amber with half finger off-white head that dissipated quickly.

S: Caramel malts, dark fruits, pine resin and a bit of vanilla on the finish.

T: A sweet opening with caramel and toffee followed by dark fruits. Then a light piney-ness follows with some booze and vanilla on the finish.

M: Medium with medium, dry carbonation.

O: Not as hoppy as most American Barleywines, and that's OK by me. A slow sipper with lots of flavor enhancing as it warms.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.38/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IPAchris
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsshuck
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Modernrickk
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage.

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Photo of DamienI
2.94/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Whiteturtle
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2014 bottle.. poured into chalice.

Eyes: pours a cloudy caramel hue. 1/4 head with minimal retention.

Nose: Sweet, gummy, butterscotch, toffee, and a little bourbon.

Tongue: Cinnamon, salted caramel, buttered toast, esters, and toasted malt.

Overall: A very balanced barleywine, though how much of that is due to aging I don't know. Leans slightly towards the malty side, but the hops show up for the show too. Solid flavor and a clean finish. The 9.9% is masked decently. Maybe nothing spectacular about this barleywine, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with it. I got a 22oz for $10, which I thought was fair for the quality. I recommend if you can find it, and are in the mood for a balanced barleywine that wont knock you down with booze. But dont expect too much from it.

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Photo of somardivad
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Asics
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dug53
3.07/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine from The Pike Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 211 ratings.
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