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Brewed By: Founders Brewing Company

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Number of Ratings: 115

Style: American Barleywine

Brewed In: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

ABV: 15%

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Tasting Notes

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mtcpilot profile picturemtcpilot - July 10, 2016
7/9/16 Big damn beer. First tastes still had hops. Slowly mellowed to nice barley wine flavor. Super boozy and very impressive.
Beth & Al  profile pictureBeth & Al - February 15, 2014
Beer #600
Beezer111 profile pictureBeezer111 - October 2, 2013
Citrus aroma, red/orange on color, smooth for 15%, unique lingering flavor on palate, hard to describe "burnt" sugars but great finish, would love to have more but expensive
tcvlex profile picturetcvlex - September 27, 2013
Delicious, thick, heavy, wonderful knock-you-on-your-arse kind of beer. A favorite.
chrisrose67 profile picturechrisrose67 - September 16, 2013
BIG BEER! A lot going on here.
kbuffo profile picturekbuffo - March 7, 2013
Good burnt sugars and honey flavors. Appropriate weight in mouth with just the right subtle carbonation to keep it from feeling syrupy. 5 Stars as draft pour, but 3 stars for charging $20 for a 22oz bottle that you'd only want 12oz of at 15%ABV. About halfway through all that alcohol started piling up in my gut. Tried to cork and store but it wasn't the same next day.
bobbyhickory profile picturebobbyhickory - January 15, 2013
Very smooth for 15%. Sweetness, warmth and full body. Satisfying.
davl22 profile picturedavl22 - January 14, 2013
One of the best barleywine's out there, so smooth for 15%, cant wait to have one aged after a year or two, incredible!
pogo177 profile picturepogo177 - January 2, 2013
Nice orange/brown color. Medium sized tan head. Citrusy aromas hit first followed by a heavy malty sweetness. Thick and slick in the mouth. Citrus followed by some hop bitterness. Malt sticks throughout. Mild alcohol warmth. Wish I had more to cellar.
BCR3 profile pictureBCR3 - December 7, 2012
Chewy and heavy, one and done brew.
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