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Barley Wine - Sprecher Brewing Company

Barley Wine

Overall: 6.1/10 by 1 dude

Dudes: 6.1/10

Trend: 6.1/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: English Barleywine

ABV: 9.70%

IBU: 46

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • 6.1/10 have another
  • A: 7 | T: 6 | L: 9 | M: 5 | O: 5
  • Color: Deep Amber
  • Pours clear with a couple of inches of thick and off-white foam, worn like a nice cap. Retention is above average with no lacing left that doesn't retrace it's steps back to level.

    Aroma is sweet malt foremost. Dark fruits highlight while alcohol tingles a bit late. Buttery and/or butterscotch hints too but this might be based on temperate to begin. Will revisit.

    Taste is full of lots of sweet malt throughout. Developing dark fruits start in the middle, culminating in the finish lead by cherry. As I continue to drink the thick sweetness almost makes me pucker.

    Medium body at best with a medium or so zip. Dries the lips and palate.

    This is so damn sweet I almost think they let some of their soda drop into it. It is almost like a dark cherry soda. Has some good points but this on the verge of a cloying mess. I would have it again but there is so much more in front of it. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 21:19:35
  • Tasted: September 22, 2011 by scot
  • $4.99 for 16 oz. bottle