Bearded Pat's Barleywine | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

BA SCORE
85
very good
77 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Bearded Pat's BarleywineBearded Pat's Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States
bbcbrew.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Great American Beer Festival Medal Winner! American style barleywine: so named because of its high, wine-like alcohol content, and the usage of American hops. Deep amber in color and full bodied, with a blend of fruitiness, maltiness and hop bitterness to balance.

89 IBU

Added by UncleJimbo on 03-09-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
100
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 100
Photo of Gusler
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a sibylline purplish red plum color, the head cyclopean in size, with a creamy texture, the color light tan, the lace portly sheets, that cling titanically to the glass. Nose is fusel alcohol, malt, extremely ripe bananas, wow what a treat for the smeller. Start is sweet, the top is middling, but the alcohol bitterness “smacks your palate immediately", dynamically hopped, the acidity, mild, dry and alcohol bitter aftertaste. I would describe the beer as vigorous, and certainly not meant for the “Light” beer crowd, I’m not sure if its meant for “Man nor Beast”, but I love these over the top “Bad Boys”, that make you wince.

 652 characters

Photo of Viking
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark red/copper color. Not much head and doesn't stick around for long, but leaves a bit of lace on the glass. Spicy aroma with a hint of fruit. Malt dominates the taste, with a bit of toffee/caramel flavor. Hint of alcohol taste is present.

By the way, these bottles (in a 4-pack) have a clearly marked notch-style bottling date (Jan of aught-two, in this case). I had two, and plan on saving the other two till at least next year.

 440 characters

firstprev| 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100  | next → last
Bearded Pat's Barleywine from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.79 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe