Rudyard's Rare Barley Wine | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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102 Ratings
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Rudyard's Rare Barley WineRudyard's Rare Barley Wine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States
halesbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought from BevMo. Pours a ruddy murky red brown color. Little white head dissipates quickly leaving almost no trace. Aromas of dark fruit, plums and raisins. Taste is rather sweet and heavy. A little fruity with some boozy undertones. Very warming and a nice sipper. Lightly carbonated for a nice mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 edition

Super hazy super opaque. Medium brown, like a really thick homemade apple cider. Minimal head.

Smells good. some malty sweet, caramel. A little grassy hops somewhere in there, but not rull strong.

Follows suit. There's even some dark prune/plum fruit in there somewhere too. Spicy grassy notes, some alcohol, but not a whole lot. malts, but not as sweet as it smells.

I don't know if it is as good fresh, but at a year plus, it is quite delicious.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours brownish amber with almost no head poured vigorously from a bottle. The nose is nice with notes of lavender, banana, other fruits, leather, caramel, and hops. The hops flavor is very strong and overpowers many of the more subtle sweet notes masking the alcohol. Medium bodied, mouthfeel is average. Not a bad barleywine but it lacks balance.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage consumed on 10/9/2012

before I begin - while this is not a bad beer by any means, this did not taste like a barleywine. I definitely wouldn't call this an IPA, but it was one of those cross-breeds.

A: Nothing special here. Brown with thin head, some lacing. There is a bit of red tint.

S: Hops, caramel, some exotic fruits (I want to say blood orange, grapefruit, and dried cherries or prune).

T: It starts off with blood orange, quickly followed by caramel malt, sugar, booziness, then dark fruits, finishes off with hop bitterness. It's quite sweet, hoppy, malty, and boozy. Big beer for sure. This sort of reminded me of Short's blood orange wheatwine.

M: Thick, syrupy, but caronation is there. Slightly hot from alcohol.

O: It's the best Hale's beer I have had, but to be honest, I am not a huge fan of Hale's. This one was alright and it felt like it could benefit from further aging.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Rudyard's Rare Barley Wine from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
3.87 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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