Eggnog Barleywine
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
10.5%
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Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 9.21%
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Ratings:
8
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WeldWerks Brewing Co.
 
Colorado, United States
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Notes: Eggnog Barleywine is the seasonal beer you’ve been waiting for! We started by designing a Blonde Barleywine base specifically for the Eggnog treatment, using 100% Simpsons Malt Golden Promise for the base malt, along with flaked oats and Turbinado sugar. Then we aged the finished beer on toasted and charred American oak spirals and nearly 250 lbs of pasteurized egg yolks (the equivalent of one yolk per pint). Finally we added a healthy dose of fresh ground nutmeg and a dash of fresh ground cinnamon, putting the final touches on this 10.5% ABV holiday treat. Due to the use of real egg yolks in this beer, we recommend storing Eggnog Barleywine COLD AT ALL TIMES and enjoying fresh.
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Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: blonde-brown (light caramel) in color with considerable haze. The head is a very brief light tan of artificial-looking bubbles that fade immediately.

Aroma: vinegary-sweet, like tart cider. Nutmeg and cinnamon come through, albeit light. This might be an inviting flavor as a pastry or candle scent, but not in a beer.

Flavor: the nutmeg and cinnamon are present as a generic holiday flavor – enough to balance the sweetness. Alcohol is present in the flavor but not on par with its 10.5% abv. Caramel, brown sugar and toffee flavors. 1-dimensional.

Mouthfeel: this is near egg-nog weight. Damn!

Overall: I don’t know how to feel about this beer. A 6oz pour is a must have. Any volume larger is way too much; just like real eggnog. This beer is very sweet but balanced just enough not to be a drain pour. This beer is worthwhile to try in a very small volume.

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Photo of RockyMtnKid
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy amber appearance, with a thick, bordering on syrup, pour with minimal head. Has a sweet fruity smell, like mango and pineapple, some figs. First taste is thick and sweet, with a distinct spice...must be the nutmeg, and a darker fruit taste than the original smell (figs and raisins). Heavy alcohol seems masked pretty well by the sweetness. Mouthfeel is very thick and creamy, lots of volume. I would imagine the egg yolks and turbinado sugar contribute to the creaminess. This is a very unique beer, and definitely seasoned for the winter holidays. By the middle of the first glass, I was really enjoying this Christmas brew...could have also been the 10.5% abv too. Would like to try this one aged, though the recommendation is to drink it fresh and always cold, as it is made with real egg yolks. Not something I could drink a whole lot of in one sitting, as it's really rich and sweet, but I really like this beer and consider it one of my favorites this season. Hopefully this'll be one that's around next Christmas too.

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Eggnog Barleywine from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 8 ratings