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American Barleywine Beer Reviews


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Rogue XS Old Crustacean
Rogue XS Old Crustacean is an American Barleywine. This review is for the 2013 vintage, opened on Halloween Eve, 2014. This is one of the best smelling non-barrel aged Barleywines I’ve had the pleasure to get my nose into. Tons of luscious sweetness, getting caramel and brown sugar with each […]

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Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam
Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam is an American Barleywine dry hopped with citra hops. As soon as I smelled and sipped this I knew this was a classic American Barleywine. The battle royal between hops and caramel malt is never ending. This pours a somewhat cloudy redish brown color. Fairly well balanced […]

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Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale (Big Beer Series)
Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale is an American Barleywine. This review is for the 2013 vintage, as of right now it isn’t in the 2014 brew schedule. This starts with a very nice aroma, smelling a good balance of sweet malt (lots of caramel) and big hops. Both the aroma and […]

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Burnt Hickory Lake Of Fire
Burnt Hickory Lake Of Fire is the BHB Meat Puppets tribute beer. Officially this is a Imperial Red Rye Ale, but at 12.5% ABV this drinks like some kind of American Barleywine/Red Ale Hybrid to me, so I’m going with that! The beer starts with a lot of big toffee sweetness […]

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Victory Oak Horizontal
Victory Oak Horizontal is the Bourbon Barrel aged version of Old Horizontal Barleywine. The aroma of this is pretty typical for the style, but where is the bourbon? It smells boozy, but no bourbon is specifically popping out for me. Oddly the bourbon hits the palate big time. Tasting some […]

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Mikkeller / Three Floyds Majsgoop
Majsgoop is an American Barleywine, sort of maybe. Big thanks once again to Aaron for this one, the latest in the collaboration line between Mikkeller and Three Floyds. The “goop” series, as best as I can tell, takes the Barleywine format and subs out the massive barley addition with an alternative […]

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Wedge Brewing Company 3rd Rail Barleywine
I don’t usually like to order young barleywines on draft, but sometimes you have to try things when you can. Wedge Brewing Company 3rd Rail Barleywine really proved my point as to why, this one could really use some age! Don’t get me wrong the flavor of the beer was very […]

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Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale
Bell’s Third Coast Old Ale is an American Barleywine. This beer was bottled August 2013 and was aged just about nine months. Caramel sweetness to start with lots of brown sugar, ripe dates and an alcohol sting similar to a dry sherry. Earthy, dry and bitter hops are adding a nice amount […]

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North Coast Class of ’88 Barleywine Style Ale
North Coast, Rogue and Deschuttes all brewed their own versions of this barleywine as a celebration to the year 1988, the year Fred Eckhardt published The Essentials of Beer Style. North Coast Class of ’88 Barleywine Style Ale was released on April 8, 2013. I’m not sure if more was ever brewed […]

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Cigar City Brewing 5 Beers For 5 Years American Barley Wine-Style Ale
Cigar City Brewing turned five this year, and it didn’t take long for them to realize they had never brewed an anniversary beer! To remedy this situation they decided to brew and release five anniversary beers at the same time, so the “5 Beers For 5 Years” series was born. […]


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