Bertha
Structures Brewing

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Beer Geek Stats
Style:
Barleywine - English
ABV:
14.9%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 13.85%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
From:
Structures Brewing
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Gots
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Reviews by BBThunderbolt:
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a very still murky dark brown color. No head.

The aroma was very sweet, lots of malt, but no alcohol scent, which was a surprise given the ABV.

The same on the tongue, lots of sweetness, but there was just a touch of alcohol heat to act as a counterpoint.

The body was smooth, even, and the finish was, somewhat surprisingly, semi-sweet.

Overall, a nice beer that suffered a bit from the lack of carbonation. Some bubbles would have raised the score. Still though, worth trying if you see it.

Dec 01, 2019
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Deep amber body. Smells of brown sugar, bourbon, and fruity notes. Tastes of brown sugar and bourbon. Oak. Lots of alcohol. Heavy. A huge barleywine. Brown sugar and bourbon monster, but good.

Dec 22, 2020
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JapaneseZombie from Washington

4.74/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4 roses barrel toffee bomb. Im not a Barleywine fanatic and this was awesome!

Nov 14, 2019
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Ajlvt from Washington

4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 23, 2019
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Jbassett85 from Washington

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks good, smells good, but it’s really thin and entirely too sweet to the point that it masks any complexity- which I assume is the main reason so many love it, which is maddening. I’d be interested in see how this ages and revisit in a few years.

Feb 26, 2019
Bertha from Structures Brewing
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 5 ratings