2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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64 Ratings
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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 11-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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2.28/5  rDev -41.2%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.04/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle. I keep telling myself not to buy these $12 beers but then my curiosity gets the best of me and I end up regretting it. This was a pretty average barleywine and as such it certainly wasn't worth $12. Ruby color, good head, looks nice. Aroma is alcohol, hops, alcohol. Did I mention the alcohol is pervasive? Flavor is hoppy barleywine with a hint of cherry cough syrup, really nothing special. New Years Resolution: stop buying overpriced beers with no track record.

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Photo of colts9016
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a snifter at 50 degree. A nice one finger head light tan head with poor retention. The the body of the beer is a dark brown color with ruby highlights. The head dissolved into a ring around the glass. The ring has some carbonation bubbles.

A big malty brew with caramel, toasted malt, yeast, bread, citrus, floral, earthy, and some toffee.

A very rich malty brew with caramel, toasted malt, bread, biscuits, floral, perfume, toffee, and earth .

The mouthfeel of the beer carbonated chewy and slightly warming.

This a decent barleywine. Usually barleywine that have aged are more harmonized with flavors this is still all over the place. The beer lacks finesse, of much better Barleywine. It is good but that is just it.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured red-orange with a half finger slightly off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, wood, earth, earth hop, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, fruit, alcohol, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. There was quite a bit going on in this one which is always welcomed, however, there were some aspects that just felt a little out of place once I picked up on them. Take the wood for instance. While it was there I do not feel that it was really needed as it just added another component to an already decent backbone on the brew. This might have helped to balance it a little more, but I guess I will never know. Worth your time trying at least once to judge for yourself.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2012 Coming Home Holiday Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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