Libby (Original)
Tilted Barn Brewery

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #54
ABV:
5%
Score:
86
Ranked #52,405
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 11.51%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
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Tilted Barn Brewery
 
Rhode Island, United States
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SCORE
86
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mynie from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is the original Libby. Nothing on the can indicates that it's fancy.

Pours more like a contemporary IPA than a blonde. Very thick and hazy, darkish yellow.

Smells quite nice. Floral and fruity. Potpourri and raspberries.Very, very nice.

Tastes like it smells, but the flavor does not work as well as the aroma. The aroma was like you were smelling a nice candle, whereas the flavor is like you're tasting a nice candle. B-but it's not as extreme as that, it still tastes good, but the delicate floral nodes of the aroma are just hyper intense here.

What I will say is this isn't quite like anything else I've ever come across. It's interesting in a mostly good way.

May 26, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pint can.

A beautiful ahadevof white golden liquid, hazy and murky with a very healthy and tight, crystal white foam cap. Silky smooth look, constant coverage is impressive. Thick and wide lacing is leftover.

Thr aroma is magical. A very sweet raspberry tart style hop scent at first, very much like an ephemere. Creamy, fruity hop, light tropical fruits, buttery and sweet maltiness in the nose as well. A hint of minty herbs and grasses in a subtle way, floral for sure and even a but medicinal. Very nice indeed.

So , I must comment on the texture and mouthfeel first....smooooth, lush, smooth again, light and crispy....super clean, but mostly amazingly smooth, silky body. Oh, baby!

The flavor spectrum certainly comes across more like a hoppy pale or maybe a good 'ol ipa than it does a blonde ale, or at least what we think of when we see "blonde ale" It certainly is a nice platinum blonde color. A wild berry tart kick happens first, golden wheat and dry grass, bitter side hops, not very bitter but certainly the dry side of earthy toned hops. The malt is very light and clean, really only providing a foundation for the hop flavor's.

Wildly crushable and crazy interesting. Easily the most complex and enjoyable "blonde ale" I've had. High grade goods!

Feb 22, 2018
Libby (Original) from Tilted Barn Brewery
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 10 ratings