Olde Bartholomew | Yards Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 12-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
129
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of little_star
4.33/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of philbe311
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Two and a half finger's worth of crisp tightly packed head that is slightly off-white in terms of color with a dollop of big chunky bubbles sitting a top... Rock star retention... The color is a vibrant honey hue... A light to moderate bit of carbonation some of which clings to the sides of the glass and some of which rises at a moderate pace throughout... The nose is definitive malt bomb... Loaded with overly ripened dark fruits... Fig... Raisins... There are pleasing notes of toffee and caramel as well... Slightly boozy... Not nearly as sweet as I expected... The malt is tamed by a surprising mix of hops and booziness... Medium to full bodied... Warming booze sensation... Stern carbonation... Just a tiny bit sticky... A bit on the dry side throughout with a big crescendo on the finish... Not a bad beer by any means... Much more reminiscent of an American Barleywine rather than the English style it is listed as... The end result is a solid enjoyable Barleywine that is solidly above average but far from remarkable...

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.24/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp bottle 750 capped, poured into a snifter. The beer pours a clear amber hue with ruby highlights when the glass is held up to the light. a creamy eggshell white head foams up 3 cm even with a gentle pour. The head does fade to a thin edge layer slowly but the wispy bubbles do stick around throughout the sampling. Aroma is a little boozy and fruity with some white grapes and pears and a bit of bready yeast mixed in. Appealing nose on this one, and fairly complex. I dont really get too much hop profile here.
First sip reveals a fairly thick body with very mild spacious carbonation. Flavor is some grainy malt and bready yeast notes, similar to a scone. The booze is well hidden and the beer drinks amazingly smooth and I would gladly enjoy this one again. The alcohol kicks in by the end of the bottle, but I would gladly enjoy this beer again.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DIM
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 750 with no cork and cage. God bless Yards for skipping that pretentious BS.

This was an amber tinted honey color; it poured with a massive, frothy white cap. I smelled toffee, potpourri like fruit, and toffee. Some warmth, but it was mellow and well incorporated.

Mellow flavor profile but it comes together well. Lots of toffee, not sharp or charred. Some spiced fruit and light, lingering bitter astringency. Medium body and overactive carbonation. Really nice b-wine, wish it came in 12 ouncers.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Epiccore619
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
2.53/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Deep reddish-orange with frothy white head, about a finger and half thick. Good retention.

Light nose of fruits, light caramel, some nuts and toffee. Nothing too powerful, just pleasant.

Medium body, with unimpressive taste. Some fruitiness and light nut flavors , but that's about it. Not much going on here.

Have definitely had better barleywines than this, and trust me, there is better.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Olde Bartholomew from Yards Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 129 ratings.
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