Old Backus Barleywine | Free State Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bronze Medal Winner, 1997 World Beer Championships - Barleywines.

Old Backus contains just over 2,000 pounds of malt and 55 pounds of hops. The original gravity is 25.6 P/1092 which contributes to an alcohol content of 10.5% by volume. This is a tremendously complex beer that should be savoured slowly and in moderation. It will continue to change with age as it is served unfiltered.

This barleywine is named after Richard Backus, an old friend to the Brewery.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-29-2001

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Reviews:
90
Ratings:
230
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
16.47%
 
 
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Old Backus Barleywine from Free State Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.
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