3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
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
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip.

A: Pours a dark brown color with a khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.

S: Fruity Belgian yeast with notes of bourbon and oak. Sweet toffee, vanilla and a light grape note.

T: The oak barrels really take over in the taste. The toffee sweetness is there followed by some light bourbon notes and a tart wine note from the wine barrel. Roasted malts with a dash of cocoa.

M: Medium to light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Slightly sweet and tart on the finish.

O: Way too oak forward at this point. It's very young and I think it needs much more time. The alcohol is nicely hidden though which is nice. It is a little thin as well.

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A: Poured a very dark brownish color, it was pretty hard to pick out anyother hues or highlights since it was poured/consumed in the dark next to a campfire. However, it did provide a nice tannish colored cap with decent head retention and lacing.

S: A sour oxidation like note on the nose, with some big fruits and candy notes. A little booze sting on the nostrils, It's not really overpowering or promising but it smells sweet and "fruity" so lets give it a whirl....

T: Initial tartness from some cherries, grape skins and oxidation....It's backed up by a caramel and toffee candy sugar body. Some waves of oxidation like notes appear and disappear. The finish is sweet, dry and odd with sordove a lingering tartness and booze

M: Medium body, well carbonated, easy to drink with a touch of sweetness and oxidation.

O: Not what I was expecting. Sometimes to much of a good thing can result in a mess. While this beer was not bad it was a letdown in a way. The oxidation notes on the taste smooth out after it warms and airs out.

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Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, dark fruit, and red wine aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit, malt, and red wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that shows a better barrel aged presence in the aroma to me.

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3000 Belgian-Style Barleywine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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