Olde Deuteronomy
Alley Kat Brewing Company

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Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
Barleywine - American
Ranked #81
Ranked #7,141
4.09 | pDev: 9.78%
Mar 14, 2022
Sep 18, 2002
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4.68 by Electros from Canada (ON) on Mar 14, 2022
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

A - Clear, ruby red coloreed ale with dense, cream colored head.

S - Very pleasantly intense aroma, up front. aroma reminds me of rum and raisin, and ripe red berries. All this combines to give the nose a nice, vinous quality. From there the nose proceeds into a gentle sort of woody aroma, as though it had been barrel aged. then, just a hint of tobacco before fading into the distance.

T - Olde deuteronomjy is full bodied and smooth, its flavors are even bigger and bolder than the nose led me to believe. Again rum, raisin, and flavors of barrel aging. Subtle flavors of alcohol are softened by hints of molasses or brown sugar sweetness. Then, fading into a subtle, but lasting dryness.

O - Overall, Olde deuteronomy is full flavored, complex, and balanced giving a barleywine that is truly great, and at the same time, accessible and drinkable.

Sep 15, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Ruby red and filtered with light carbonation and a finger of beige head.

Smells of caramel, stanky foot, coke, cherries and toast.

Tastes of toasted malt, toast, creme brûlée and orange pith.

Medium, syrupy body with little carbonation.

I got this in Banff, AB Canada, and am drinking it in Redding, Jan 30th, 2020.

Jan 31, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Gasp262 from Canada (AB)

This is a good sipping beer, standard in some ways for a barley wine. Not the best I have had - this one had some off putting flavours as I supped. Sort of fennel/licorice that seemed to linger. But ignoring that, it was fine, and in no way a bad investment of a few dollars.

Dec 15, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lucaskowalik from Canada (AB)

2016 Vintage.10.3% ABV. Poured from a 341mL bottle into a snifter.
L- Burnt caramel in color with a slight cherry tinge. Cloudy with minimal carbonation. Their is a rim of head on the outside due to the high abv.
S- A variety of fruits, burnt caramel, and spice
T- Smoky bacon, sweet oranges, lemon, burnt caramel, dates, pomegranate, vanilla. So much flavor going on here so to say this is a slow slipper is an understatement. Their is a bit of an off putting licorice/molasses taste that works against the hops here but it could probably mellowed with age.
F- Incredibly full bodied with the flavors dancing on your palate long after it leaves your mouth.
O- This was introduction to barely wine and that big flavors are almost to large for me. Going to buy another bottle and age it for a few years to see what happens.

Jun 09, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from fridge temp to snifter. Smell isn't overly strong - dark fruit is dominant. Cherry, blackberry. A bit of honey, not a lot of barrel. Bottle states barrel-aged, but doesn't say what the barrels are. Taste is fruity, a bit bitter, and not a lot of barrel. Good caramel notes. Really not comparable to other barrel-aged barleywines I have had. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Overall, this is good, but not in the top tier for me.

Mar 29, 2017
4 by SmithyAlan from Canada (QC) on Sep 26, 2016
4.56 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB) on Aug 04, 2016
4.11 by mikebu from Canada (AB) on May 27, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hat_Fulla_Beer from Canada (AB)

341ml bottle poured into tulip. 2016 vintage.

Pours a clear, dark amber red with a thin ring of tan bubbles around the edges of the glass.

Smells of sugary dried fruit, sticky caramel malt, soft leather, old wood, sweet tobacco and faint citrus zest.

Tastes of dark toffee, more sweet dried fruit, candied citrus peel, roasted caramel apple, faint cold coffee and mild floral hops.

Feels big and silky. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes mostly sweet, the hops asserting themselves after a while.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Not all that pretty, but delicious.

Feb 06, 2016
4.24 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Dec 24, 2015
4.35 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB) on Dec 10, 2015
4.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Oct 23, 2015
3.98 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on May 21, 2015
3.9 by Beervana from Canada (BC) on Dec 29, 2014
4 by Merlin68 from Canada (AB) on Dec 14, 2014
4.3 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Dec 11, 2014
4.25 by goalie35 from Canada (AB) on Dec 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

Pours dark brown almost orange. The nose has caramel and plum, maybe pear? A complex brew. Maybe a little too boozy for me.

Nov 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
by KentCstrait from Canada (AB)

My very first barley wine! Brown sugar, caramel, wood. Sticky.

This is impressive. Too much going on with this beer. Now I am ready to jump into this style. Thanks Alley Kat!

Nov 22, 2014
3.5 by KeKeKumba from Canada (ON) on Nov 01, 2014
4.75 by Sathanas from Canada (AB) on Oct 26, 2014
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jun 28, 2014
4.5 by ScottWestmaas from Canada (AB) on Jun 09, 2014
4 by seldomseen from Canada (BC) on May 06, 2014
4 by canucklehead from Canada (BC) on Dec 13, 2013
3.5 by strang from Canada (AB) on Sep 13, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rutager from Canada (BC)

A big thank you to Wordemupg for this 2011 bottle, a long time want.

Appearance. Pours an murky orangey-brown with a very thin off-white head that doesn't last very long.

Smell. Big caramel, brown sugar, and raisins, a little sweet grainy malt and a touch of orange rind. Smells awesome.

Taste. Caramel, burnt sugar, and raisins. There's still a little orange rind going on as well (like the smell) ans some herbal hops. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel. Full body, low carbonation.

Overall. A really nice BW that I would enjoy every year if it came here. Great stuff.

Aug 30, 2013
4.25 by artemh from Canada (AB) on Aug 26, 2013
4 by FrostyWPG from Canada (MB) on Jun 26, 2013
3.5 by tom10101 from Canada (QC) on Jun 13, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Thanks to Mattsander for this bottle.
2011 Vintage. Poured in to snifter.

A - Deep copper colour. Carbonation appears very low as almost no head forms on the pour.

S - Sweet toffee, brown sugar and caramel dominate. Some floral and lighter fruity notes are als present.

T - Dark caramel, toffee and brown sugar flavours dominate. Raisin and some stick hop flavours come through - some fruity esters and floral notes.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Light carbonation.

May 23, 2013
4.25 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB) on May 20, 2013
4.25 by WillAndSarah from Canada (ON) on Apr 14, 2013
4.75 by MrTinnedPEach from Canada (AB) on Mar 16, 2013
4.25 by IanSpindler from Canada (AB) on Mar 06, 2013
3 by Morpheus from Canada (AB) on Dec 30, 2012
3 by cfalovo97 from Canada (ON) on Dec 04, 2012
Olde Deuteronomy from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 117 ratings