Nathanderal | Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.

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Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Winter

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Added by oberon on 03-27-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of brentk56
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a murky dark amber body, a sliver of a head and very little lacing

Smell: Piney overtones with a bit of malt in the background

Taste: Starts with a mild caramel flavor that builds with piney bitterness after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Thick bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Flavorful and well-balanced, this is an eminently drinkable barleywine - not too sweet and not too bitter - just properly English in style

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Photo of oberon
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep somewhat hazy amber with a cascading creamy white head this from a regular tap not a nitro tap wich was unexpected but very nice.Raisin and dark fruit dipped in alcohol dominate the aromas some piney hop underneath all that is present but more prevelant in the flavors.Piney flavors hit me up front somewhat prickly in the mouthfeel dept. but the raisin and vanilla qualities really show up after a few minutes,this barley wine has a generous amount of hops but is not overly complex it starts out hoppy but finishes abruptly with a big dose of sweet malt.A very nice offering from Natty's flavorful but not over the top.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a really creamy head which holds for a good few minutes before dropping off. Sits above a hazy caramel body color. A fairly small amount of bubbles rush to the top at differing speeds. An interesting one to gaze at.

Smells like molasses poured over pine aroma as earthy as freshly-mown grass.

Flavors are pretty much like the aroma, sticking close to the style's typical characteristics. There's a grassy astrigency in the finish, but it doesn't detract too badly from the great earthy sweetness, the confectionary caramel-corn aspect, and the balanced bitterness

Mouthfeel is right for the style, with just enough carbonation to keep things alive in the mouth, but pretty laid back and silky smooth.

A really great offering from this steadily impressive Greensboro brewpub. So good I want to drink the whole growler down slowly on this lazy spring afternoon. Will try to resist.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Natty Greene growler as part of a house-warming gift from AKSmokedPoter.

Pours a chunky deep amberish-brown in color. Inital finger-thick tan lace dies quickly to a miniscule ring 'round the goblet. Heavy aromas of syrupy molasses mixed with cane sugar and pine oils. Initally, it was rather hoppy (fresh from the fridge), but as it warmed, a number of other flavors show up. Lots of dark, estery fruit notes, powdery cocoa, "woody"...with a chewy and long-lasting vanilla-pine aftertaste. The beefy ABV really rears up as it warms. 2 pints in one night was a stretch for me. Solid mouthfeel. Creamy on the palate. A solid offering.

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Photo of BeerIsland
2.58/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what happend to this stuff by April but I did not like the beer. It smelled and looked OK but was not very accomodating. I admit that I am not a barleywine aficianodo but this had very strong flavors and some alcohol slap. The bartender said that it was fortified but could not elaborate. It did seem kind of like a boilermaker. It's not too often on the 'Island a sampler size serving goes unfinished...

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Photo of uncggop06
4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

At 10.1% alcohol, you'd think this would be quite a beast of a beer, but it's definately not what one would expect with a regular old barley wine. To start off the beer (12 oz for $6) poured a golden/red color with a nice white head that left decent lace on the glass. The smell was slightly hoppy with a twinge of malt and vanilla. While cold the beer was slightly hoppier than the pale ale, but not as hoppy as many other American barley wines. After warming up the beer mellowed out considerably into an incredibly smooth brew. The taste was a mix of a mildly hopped up IPA and creamy vanilla, very similar to an oak matured scotch. Mouthfeel was slightly heavier than their pale ale, which is normal for a barley wine. Alcohol feel was not felt until minutes after the beer was gone and it furthered the scotch comparison, a nice belly warming feeling. This beer went fairly well with the bleu cheese/mushroom/cajun cheese burger and fries, although it would have easily been savoured at the end of the night in a small snifter with some friends. A great all around barley wine that goes away from the hop forward American version as well as the malt backboned English version, for an interesting harmony of the two, mellowed out with oaky vanilla.

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Nathanderal from Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 6 ratings