Old Numbskull | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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:
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Added by xlperro on 02-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,931
Reviews:
515
Ratings:
1,483
pDev:
9.47%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
364
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 1,483 |  Reviews: 515
Photo of pandow
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ManBearPat
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggtriksta
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of daem3384
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Buck89
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. A beautiful copper-red color with a frothy tan head. The smell and taste was bright caramel and toffee. There was a sweet nature to the beer, but it was full-bodied with a bitter citrusy backbone. Smooth drinking and a great representation of the style.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Redrover
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was one of 6 large format beers my wife bought me as part of my Valentines present. We split this one while watching Taboo (still can't decide if I like this show or not).

Poured into a snifter, the beer is bronze with a decent cream colored head.

The aroma is of caramel malts, sugars, some dark fruit.

The taste leads with some robust roasted grains, a bit of toffee and some raisins. There is some nice hopping at the start that seemed to fade into the background as I drank the beer. There is also some apple and plum notes with just a hint of alcohol heat. It is sweet but not cloying.

The mouth borders on thick with lower levels of carbonation and a soft feel.

I like this one and the beer gift is off to a good start!

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Photo of sparx1100
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks luscious.
Smells give me more caramel malts than hops.
In the Taste, hops come do their job well. Balanced.
Mouth also luscious.
Overall great

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Photo of thoglund
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jason_nwx
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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 -11.9%
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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Old Numbskull from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 1,483 ratings
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