Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Galaxy Hopped Barleywine Ale

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Overall: 7.81/10 by 3 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.36 or 4.59%

Trend: 7.81/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Barleywine

ABV: 9.50%

Season: One-time

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367 beers rated with a 7.93 average
  • 7.30/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 7.0 | O: 7.0
  • sDev: 6.53% Color: Medium Amber
  • A: Red tint to the medium amber ale that has a slight haze. Delicate off-white foam.

    S: Big malty is most forward.There's a bready sweetness with soft notes of caramel.

    T: Wow, not sure if all the flavors compliment each other. The hops hold back a big malt sweetness. There's the barleywine's huge caramel and toffee notes. The alcohol isn't hot but definitely present.

    O: Full disclosure, this isn't my favorite style, so my opinion on this beer is skewed. I think I could grow to like this beer, but my initial thoughts are hot and a little too spicey. It's well made and there's nothing off-puuting about it. You try it and judge for yourself.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 22:35:05
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $12.99 for 12 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.19 average
  • 8.06/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 3.20% Color: 15
  • Aroma. Hint of galaxy, clear alcohol of barley wine. Smooth malt base.

    Look, deep reddish almost to dark to be red, on the edge of brownness. Thin almost no lace, tight bubble, but not over carbonated. No syrupy cling, which is good.

    Taste. Timid, but pleasant Galaxy- a hop I'm familiar wt. light sweetness, slight heat from alcohol. A bad barley wine is so strong it's hard to drink. This isn't hard to drink. So it has that in its favor. A lot if people are detailing a lot of flavors- the box lists a lot of flavors. I get Galaxy, which is a complicated hop. That's good, but I don't get everything I've read. Galaxy fruity meets banana blend, but cherry? Nope. It's actually quite good. No alcohol burn, easy to put down. I like it, but I'd want to share it.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 22:22:44
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $12.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,349 beers rated with a 7.87 average
  • 8.06/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 3.20% Color:
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 22:21:06
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Brothers' reserve - limited release #4 - spring 2011
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  • $12.99, 1 serving(s), 12 oz. bottles
  • $12.99, 1 serving(s), 22 oz. bottles
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