Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine Ale | Real Ale Brewing Company

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86
very good
59 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by sweemzander on 04-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Skuter, ChewyLewy, and scribe594 for sharing this one at Skuter's tasting.

Best by 12/30/13.

Pours a murky honey yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, brown sugar, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but a bit old tasting at this point.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance of this is very distinctive. It's a very bright yellow like a bell pepper, but with just a bit of orange colour to it. It retains a small head. The smell is very malty and sweet. The taste has an excellent malty essence to it with a bright hop character that really compliments it. It gives it a bit of a resinous mouthfeel that I don't generally like, but I was expecting hop notes in this and will not hold that against this beer. I think that for someone who wants some hop character added, to the sweet, maltiness of an English barleywine, this really comes through. It pairs them quite nicely. There's no tinge of skunky flavour at the back that's hard to get rid of in a lot of high-alcohol, sweet, malty beers. I'm not sure how they got this so bright a colour. It has some really nice flavour notes of a darker, English barleywine. This beer does an excellent job of using hops. It adds to the character of the beer without detracting anything by covering up flavours I was looking forward to.
One thing you have to be prepared for is that this is DRY DRY DRY. If you're not in the mood for dry, don't drink it. It is resinous with biscuity malts. And high alcohol and high carbonation on top of that. So dry! Be ready.

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Brewer's Cut Blonde Barleywine Ale from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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