Barrel Aged Barleywine | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Cpmitchno1 on 02-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,967
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
17
pDev:
5.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by BamfBacon:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of tvenne
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mantooth
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SABERG
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 2017 release bottle into the test glass.
A - light colored very clear backdrop. stead carbonation is on full display, an accumulation of foam coats the glass interior.
S - Very floral, forward, then hints of toffee, caramel and vanilla
T - Apricot jam, a thin thread of traditional barley wine flavors, vanilla, toffee, then the hops roll in with pepper, orange rime in the mix
M - A bit thin, not to slick, a medium body, starts a bit sweet, then wow does the bitterness run through, the barrel treatment rounded some of those edges, the linger is a mix of sweet and bitter
O - I may have had this too young, its not hot in alcohol, but i do feel a bit out of balance. The base beer seems less malt forward than the traditional style. That said I have another bottle and will revisit in some time. This has the frame of 120 minute with the kiss of Bourbon

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Photo of gobuccos
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at release party. Pours almost clear with little head. Nose is bourbon. Taste is sweet barleywine tamed by bourbon. Overall a great barrel aged Barleywine. Glad we picked up our maximum that night

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Photo of Unworthy_Unconsciousness
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Ashley's Ann Arbor. Pours a light caramel color with a fast-falling white head. Aroma is still fairly hoppy with some oaky/vanilla showing.(Their website says that's what they wanted so I'll go with it.) Taste is sweet/caramel/oak and a pleasant balance of those with the residual balancing hoppiness. Overall a solid brew that challenged my preconceived notions of a barrel aged barleywine.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CaptainHate
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a growler of this from Whole Foods. The sample I had of this tasted great but once I put the growler in the coal cellar it just got overly chilled and, despite taking multiple steps to recreate the magic, the thrill is gone.

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Barrel Aged Barleywine from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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