AleSmith Old Numbskull | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Old Numbskull
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by xlperro on 02-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,443
Reviews:
505
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
357
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,443 |  Reviews: 505
Photo of thoglund
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear clean copper with a receding off white head. Nice lacing and film.
Aroma burnt sugars, hops and malts.
Flavors are sweet, happy and some fruit.
Smooth texture, easy to drink, little to no alcohol feel.
I'm relatively new to Barleywines and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

 284 characters

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark coppery hazed color with off-white head. Caramel, dark fruits, toast, and some leather on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more caramel and dark fruit sweetness.

 205 characters

Photo of Stevenw7474
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L-Russet Brown...no head or foam

S-Citrus hop forward...tangerines...malt aroma is toffee like on the aroma...

T-More malt forward on the flavor...a lot of goey caramel...some toffee as well...definitely a sticky sweet BW which I appreciate.....hops only lend a touch of citrus..otherwide it is all high abv malt goodiness.

F-Body is about right...heavy but not immense...carbonation is perfect

O-Excellent BW. This should be a benchmark for the style.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Odd beer in that it is not sweet like a regular barleywine. It is hoppy. In fact I thought I had a drain pour when I smelled it. Way overhopped. But it didn't taste that way. It actually kind of worked. Not enough for me to buy again at $12 but it was worth drinking once.

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Photo of rarigney
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olafphysics
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muss42
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown pour with some ruby when held to light. Decent head.
Smells robust of malts, and sweet with caramel and milk chocolate hints.
Taste is so well-balanced for a barleywine: it has a steady roasted malt/ sweet caramel, dark fruit and sweet and bitter hop characteristic that makes each mouthful tasty stuff. After s few sips it seems to end on the dry side.
Feel is full with medium carbonation, creamy.
Nice overall beer.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

8 month old bomber into a goblet at cellar temp

L: Golden amber with a slight haze, nice head, quick to fade to a collar, pretty lacing
S: Sweet caramel, toffee, old hops
T: Not as sweet as the nose, hop bitterness is more up front than the sweetness, long bitter fade, nice!
F: Full bodied, no trace of alcohol,
O: Impressive balancing act - very well executed

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Photo of q33jeff
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

**
09/24/16
Bottle, 25.4 oz, to goblet. Dated 11/15/15

LOOK: hazy brown, thick, shows legs, medium off white head...lasts.

AROMA: malt, spice, toffee, caramel,

TASTE: leather, brandy, toffee, touch of raisin, some late wood or ash.

FEEL: slightly above average body, low carbonation, creamy, alcohol burn is apparent but in a good way.


Another Quality beer from Alesmith.
**

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Photo of REDAMI
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml bottle (May 2015) into Chimay goblet.

L-Deep copper brown, thick off-white head. Excellent retention.

S-Citrus/grapefruit hops, sweet malt, toffee and burnt sugars.

T-Roasted grain, bready malts, molasses, apricot brandy, faint bitterness.

F-Alcohol. A thin syrup with oily hops, decent carbonation for it's weight.

A good variety of flavors in a barleywine. Not overly hopped. While the alcohol is noticeable, it's not overpowering. Well done.

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Photo of Pug
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

AleSmith Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 1,443 ratings.
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