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Imperial Barley Wine | Ridgeway Brewing

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Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DIM on 10-07-2013

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by DIM:
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3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage #6785. I am surprised this had not been added yet. Am I missing something?

a: Clear, pale golden copper color; pours with a short lived head.

s: Roasted, nutty toffee; kind of sugary. Muted leafy hops. Weak tea and faint alcohol.

t: Still a fair amount of hops thankfully, this is a sugar bomb. Definitely one to drink fresh I say. Very sweet toffee and some faintly fruity tea with leafy bitterness. Lingering sugar.

m: Not as substantial as one would expect from a beer this size. Gently carbonated.

o: An okay sweeter barleywine, not one to revisit.

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Photo of lucat
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.4/5  rDev +16.7%

Bottle no. 1629.
Mine's a 2012 vintage so at least a year and 11 months old.

A: Bright light amber body with a healthy off-white head.
S: Very scenty. From the bottle it has a Belgian yeast headiness, but in the glass it's all caramel and dried fruits.
T: Very full flavoured and sweet, with hoppy caramel at the forefront. It's actually hop-forward, with orange marmalade in place of the usual dried fruits. It's also hoppy bitter and there is a slight whisky burn which I like. Nice and muddy towards the end and a bit of an ashtray-like hoppyness in the aftertaste. Some orange rind towards the end of the glass.
M: Velvety and sticky with a nice level of effervescence.
O: A good one. Definitely going to stock up next time I'm in Beers of Europe and set them aside to age.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber beer with a HUGE four finger high, fluffy, white head.

Nose: Orange marmelade, caramel malt, dried fruit, sweet syrup and raisin.
Taste: Caramel, orange, apple, vanilla, pine, alcohol and toffee.
Body: Medium to full body. MEdium carbonation. Smooth, soft texture. Boozy.

It's an ok Barely Wine but nothing I'm going to look for again.

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Photo of sejorules
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 33cl bottle from 2015 vintage, so fairly new.

A: Pours into a dark golden color. Clear, and with just 2 small lines of bubbles going up. Very small, dirty snow white head of half a finger. Not very thick, and it melts within seconds. After a minute, there was just a whitish thin layer of foam.

S: The smell is very citrussy, and fresh. Grapefruit, grass. There is a hint of strawberry bubblegum. Really powerful, complex and pleasant.

T: The taste doesn't follow the smell that much. It certainly starts with some grass and grapefruit, mixed with some slight tartness that reminds of wine. Also, there is a very subtle hint of bubblegum. Then, in the middle, is clearly malt. It is so strong it's like chewing malt. Finally, it ends with a faint bitterness. I like how powerful the tastes are. You just go from one to another, in a very clear way.

F: Full of flavors, medium carbonation. The feeling in mouth is very pleasant. Again, I love how the feeling changes during the time.

O: This was my first experience with barleywine, and so far, I have enjoyed it a lot. Will buy again!

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oysbot
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Barley Wine from Ridgeway Brewing
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