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Brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company
Style: American Barleywine
Serve at 50-55°
Enjoyed from a snifter
A: Pours a deep cherry-copper with abundant bubbles and two fingers of creamy, off-white head.
S: A face-full of malts and caramel, toffee, dark cherries, toasted bread, biscuity with mild oak notes and faint hops. This isn’t super exotic, but this is a classic barleywine blueprint.
T: Rich caramel and malts, the initial blast is awesome. Dark cherries, toffee, grains, yeasty notes that give a nice contrast for the hops. Bready biscuit, floral grassiness, pine, and a nice alcohol warmth. Very good.
M: Medium-bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. A little chewy with mild burn.
O: A nice, sweet barleywine, full of the classic flavors that make this such a complex style.