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Brewed By: Great Divide Brewing Company

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Average Rating:
7.37831

Number of Ratings: 378

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 2201 Arapahoe Street, Denver, CO 80205, USA

ABV: 10.20%

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Tasting Notes

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hefewiseguy profile picturehefewiseguy - February 13, 2013
Smells sweet and hoppy. The barley comes thru on the tongue immediately. Great great beer. Sweet and bitter simultaneously.
witchal profile picturewitchal - May 22, 2012
Nice ruby color and good head that fades quickly. Sweet hoppy nose. Sweet pallet although, In my humble opinion, way too hoppy for a barley wine. Feel a little duped into buying a mislabeled IPA.
zomerhouse profile picturezomerhouse - May 3, 2012
Sweet nose. Great red color. Then the hops say hello. They balance well with the sweetness. Tasty, sweet, hoppy. Good sh:*t!
pcguitarwzrd profile picturepcguitarwzrd - March 25, 2012
A nicely balanced barley wine. Rich malt, even some fruity apple or pear notes, but not too sweet, and a good amount of hops at the end.
tonyramon profile picturetonyramon - March 14, 2012
Well balanced barley wine
Borderking profile pictureBorderking - February 26, 2012
Hoppier than I prefer for a barleywine, but it really balances well here with the malt backbone. Tasty, hoppy, and sweet...a nice blend of flavors.
dogfishfan profile picturedogfishfan - February 18, 2012
Hoppy finish. Alcohol note on the nose. Not crazy about barley wine though
GelatiKING profile pictureGelatiKING - February 18, 2012
Strong B-wine, hop-forward. Alcohol taste is significant. Not as much sweetness as other barley wines. Carmel color. Very nice with homemade cheesecake.
TrevorT profile pictureTrevorT - February 10, 2012
Ok but not a barley wine fan. Pour is a vary bubbly motor oil brown with a white low lace head. Aroma is a power hoppiness with an strong alcohol burn. Taste is all hops with an alcohol and bitter bite. 2 of 5 stars.
yuanfarrell profile pictureyuanfarrell - January 31, 2012
Sweet!
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