Olde Deuteronomy | Alley Kat Brewing Company

BA SCORE
89
very good
113 Ratings
Olde DeuteronomyOlde Deuteronomy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
alleykatbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
74
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.8%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
8
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Lucaskowalik
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of SmithyAlan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikebu
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of byronic
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Merlin68
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Corson
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of shanny_koenig
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

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Photo of KentCstrait
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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!

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Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Sathanas
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ScottWestmaas
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of seldomseen
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of canucklehead
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of strang
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Rutager
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Olde Deuteronomy from Alley Kat Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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