Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine | Pike Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
214 Ratings
Pike Old Bawdy Barley WinePike Old Bawdy Barley Wine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
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
Ranking:
#14,002
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
214
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 119
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of stckhndlr
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- has the deep color of red raisins. A little bit of head. But the color really stands out to me. It has an inviting hue to it.

S- a bready smell with fruit. A touch of cherry.

T- lots of raisin. Hop finish with a touch of faint cherries.

M- has a thickness to it. Really fills the mouth and coats the palate.

O- overall this is a great beer to sit and enjoy. Very easy to drink dispite the 10% abv.

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Photo of Mayhewbc
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange-copper amber, one finger off-white head and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, light hops. Solid caramel malt barley wine, surprisingly tasty. Finish hoppy with a slightly acrid flavor. A bit boozy. A candidate for cellaring to see if it will mellow.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of ChaseSams
2.58/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Review is on the 2011 brew. Initial smell is a light fruit with more toffee and caramel, not that great on the nose. A fairly clear brew, with some oxidation. It is a more ale-y than barley brew with it being more watery than a fuller body. Light with not a lot of bite. I give it an overall 3 mainly because of the price. Not that great of a brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/15/12 notes. Bottled shared by nmann08; thanks Nate. Poured into a tulip. 2010 vintage.

a - Pours a reddish brown color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of caramel malts, dark fruits, and toffee. A bit oxidized, and a little faint. Pretty average.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, lightly sweet fruits, bready malts, and toasted malts. Better than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink for 10% ABV.

o - Overall a decent barleywine. Nose was a bit faint but the taste was much better. Would like to try a fresh bottle.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to nmann08 for sharing this bottle last weekend. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours a moderate amber-brown color with a thin off-white head. Thin cap and collar. The nose carries some toffee, caramel, and light fruits. A bit oxidized. The flavor brings through a slight bitterness in addition to sweet malts and fruit. Medium body with good carbonation. Somewhat-dry finish. Just okay.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CBlack85
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Beertunes for this one.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a balloon glass.

2008 vintage

The beer pours a hazy orange copper color with with lighter orange (almost golden) highlights. A fairly aggressive pour produces a light tan frothy head that lingers for a while leaving behind an impressive amount of lacing.

The nose is sticky and sweet with lots of caramel and toffee. Mild hints of dark fruit mingle with brown sugar and just the slightest hint of molasses. The hop aromas are barely noticable, I expected more from a beer that boasts 90 IBU's, even if it is three years old...

The flavor is all malts all day. Very nice blend of caramel, toffee, peated malt, and brown sugar. The hops seem to be an afterthought, just the slightest bit of hop bitterness on the back of the tounge lingers after the fact. Really a very drinkable beer. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall, this is a very nice beer. I have not ventured into the world of barleywines before now, but after this beer, I just might have to start seeking them out.

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Pike Old Bawdy Barley Wine from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 214 ratings
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