Heartland Brewery Full Moon Barleywine | Heartland Brewery Union Square

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Heartland Brewery Union Square
New York, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerluvr on 01-04-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Douglas14:
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3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ok color, with not a lot of head or lace. The retention isn't great either. The aroma and taste are identical and not very impressive. It has a very nice malty backbone though. The mouthfeel is nice. Overall it's an ok beer but still a mid range barleywine on it's good day.

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Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Empire State Building location. Light golden colour with a bubbly off-white head that leaves lace. Citrus hoppy taste was fine. Average mouthfeel. Was not getting much in complex taste. Orange aroma. Not bad for this bretwpub by comparison.

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Photo of beerluvr
4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Arrived to the table with a sheet of lacing acrosss the top of the pint, lovely golden/orange color. The nose was fruity, with a nice citrus not behind the fruit and malt tones. Some flowery hoppiness there too. The taste was full bodied with a relaxed carbonation, allowing the sweet maltiness to dominate. Alcohol and flowery hoppiness follows. The finish was as warming as it was long...just very very good!

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Photo of jwc215
3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear golden - very light in color for a barlewine - with a thin head that immediately becomes a wiap, with a little stickage. Very clear.

The smell is rummish - fruity alcohol esters and sweet grain.

The taste is grainy and sweet - rum and fruitiness. Very different than any barleywine I've had. While different is sometimes good - I don't know about this case. It seemed to lack the complexities and richness of the style. Watery thin finish with some residual sweetness, without lingering flavor. Body seemed a bit weak, though alcohol was well-covered - well, in sharpness more than in taste.

It has a surprising drinkability to it considering its abv and lack of anything particularly interesting. Something odd about it though that I didn't find so appealing, and rather thin.

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Photo of hiphops24
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The barleywine was heartlands best offer.

Deep amber tones with a nice stable head that leaves a generous lacing.
Smell is of roasted malts and seems citrusy. Taste is strong, sweet beginning with a woody flavour then a strong and lasting rush of hops, very bitter but manageable.

In the end this beer is worth the visit to the pub at union sq.

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Photo of Pjev11
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BigMcLargeHuge
3.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap. It came with a deep copper color and nice tan head. The aroma was light. What I could smell was fruity-maltiness with a hint of spice presumably from the yeast. The flavor seemed a little light for a true Barleywine. There was sweet caramel maltiness that gave way to a little plum and date type fruit flavor. Nice light weight beer for the style.

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Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught @ Times Square location: this one pours a clear amber color. There was about 1 finger of an off white head that left a bit of lacing. It has a pretty good nose. A fair amount of citrus/grapefruit hops are on top. Sweet malts in the background. Definitely a hoppy bite to the tatste. The malt sweetness is fairly well masked. Decent body to it. Not bad!

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This barleywine had a somewhat strange nose, flowery with a bit of a sting, kind of like carnations meets Icy-Hot. The beer had a nice pronounced cloudy orange color and was virtually headless\uncarbonated. Fruity flavor and malty goodness, with a tiny clove (?) bite and alcohol sweet finish. Overall a good barleywine, a pleaseant surprise from Heartland. I wouldn't mind having a chance to try this from a cask...

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Heartland Brewery Full Moon Barleywine from Heartland Brewery Union Square
3.7 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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