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3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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84 Ratings
3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
In this ridiculously wonderful world we've created, we make beer- one batch at a time. As the scientist in us demands, we number said batches. And while every batch of our beer is special for us – providing a fresh start on a new day, establishing an experimental opportunity, bringing together our minds and spirits, projecting our company forward – each batch also scores time.

To celebrate our 3000th batch, we present a Belgian-style Barley Wine, simply called 3,000. Luscious layers of flavor begin with barley, wheat and rye malts followed by triple-hoppping with a single varietal. Fermentation, using three distinct yeast strains, achieves complexity in character and, of course, alcohol. This special batch was transferred into red wine oak barrels for eight months to age gregariously yet gracefully. After bottle-conditioning, this exclusive beer is ready for immediate enjoyment although it can be lovingly cellared for future festivities.

As we release 3,000 in January 2013, we hoist our glasses in thankful toast to YOU – our dearest friends in beer!

20 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 12-29-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
84
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
4.12
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
17
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear dark mahogany color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of red wine notes with some caramelized malt and light sugary notes. Taste is also dominated by sugary notes with some vinous and red wine notes and some caramelized sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting but I would prefer less dominance from the red wine barrel.

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Masterski surprised me with this a while back in a canbif box. Cheers man!!

Pours a deep burnt-orange/deep brown, over a finger of tan/creamy burnt-orange head. And at the edges, yes, I do believe ...yes!!! Roooooby tonez!!! Extra points for rooby tones. Always.

Anyhoo, nose is burnt toffee ...like the really dark part in sponge toffee, a bit of molasses, red wine and oaky vanilla, and sweet plums. Taste is brown sugar, raisins and caramel, some sweet oaky red wine. Dark malts and a touch of molasses lingers on the tongue. On the low side of full bodied, medium-low carbonation. Great stuff. Thanks again, Masterski.

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #75 (April 2013):

Massive but still a good sipper, complex but pretty approachable, strong but still manageable. Happy batch #3000, an amazing beer to add to their portfolio. Nothing but epic on the lips. Hunt this beer down.

STYLE: Belgian-style Barleywine
ABV: 13.2%
AVAILABILITY: Limited

LOOK: Thick head, nearly black

SMELL: Very oaky, red wine, mildly tart, carob, dark fruit, spice, faint phenols

TASTE: Thick, slick, smooth, woody, vinous, charred wood, modest hopping, tart apple, burnt raisins, sizable alcohol, bready, caramel, very fruity, medicinal herbs, tart cherry, mild wood tannin, yeast, drying finish

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3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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