Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With Brett | Marin Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marin Brewing Company
California, United States
marinbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
2009 and 2011 vintages have brettanomyces.

Added by largadeer on 05-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
55
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
15.15%
 
 
Wants:
54
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 55
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brown pour, yields no head. Unattractive. Aroma was old sweet wood and oxidized malt.

Taste, was all over the place. Plenty of caramel and musty leather and wood notes. Hopping not obvious or all that discernable. Brett didn't really take hold like I would have expected after this amount of extended aging.

Enjoyed this with my baby and friends.

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Photo of Sanderson
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpool
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchloveforhops3
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of chcfan
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of blklabel
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Vermonthiker
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of C_Roetting
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
2.25/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of Rick_Acosta
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of baybassboy
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of alaimoa
2.8/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Upset about this one, I was in California and told this was a special gem and hard to find outside of that area so was excited to try it. Overall I would say fairly disappointing and forgettable. Immediate smell of sour fruit and alcohol and the taste was pungent with super sour fruit notes, strong alcohol and an unpleasant lingering of this sour fruit and overpowering alcohol sourness. I typically love barleywines but unfortunately wouldn't want this one again

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle.

Appearance - Pours without much of a head. Some off white foam. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon . Sharp bright alcohol flavor. Not a ton of oak. Some caramel.

Taste - Lots of caramel. Bourbon. Vanilla. No real oakiness. Some sharp acidic notes, but it doesn't taste like brett. Could just be barrel.

Mouthfeel - A little boozier than the regular version. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Good stuff. Sharp flavors that work very well.

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Photo of claspada
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2009 bottle.

Pours a hazy brown color with a smallish light tan head that recedes to leave some very minimal lacing.

Aromas begin with some tart sourness and light oakiness. As it warms I get some more caramelized malt backbone and some dark cherry fruitiness. Comes across as muddled however.

The tastes begin with a solid toffee and brown sugar maltiness. Next you get a slight bid of tart sour cherries and an muddy vanilla bourbon induced flavor. The brett yeast adds a complexity to the flavor profile but doesn't come across as a harmonious melange. The oak and dark fruit flavors emerge more and more as it warms. Some hop bitterness still lingers in the background into the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with a moderate to low carbonation. FInish is pleasantly dry thanks to the brett yeast.

Overall this was okay but not really a great beer. The brett yeast seems to have been asked to do too much to too hoppy of a base beer and the flavors fail to creat a harmoinous balance even after 3+ years. Drinks like less than 9% but you really dont want too much.

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Photo of deac83
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of oline73
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened during a BA Barleywine tasting.

Pours a cloudy reddish brown with hardly any head. This one is just a little tart, due to the brett I'm sure. There is a pleasant sweetness throughout the taste with a slight bitterness in the finish. The bourbon note is rather mild but there is a noticeable alcohol burn. The sweet and tart notes work together, but this one didn't blow me away.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours a murky brown with a 1 finger tan head. A few blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- dark fruits, bourbon, brown sugar, some oak and vinous notes.

T- roasted malts, brown sugar, sour dark fruits, red wine, oak, and slight bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation.fairly smooth and has a slight dryness at the finish.

O- interesting and different beer. More BA Flanders Than Barleywine, but like the clashing styles.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Dipsea With Brett from Marin Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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