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Delafield Brewhaus

Delafield Brewhaus
Old Number 27 Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Delafield Brewhaus
Old Number 27 Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Cloudy murky walnut color. Grainy, umami aromas and flavors of mixed grain sacks, soy nut mix, sautéed and dried mushrooms, and wet clay with an oily, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity fat body and a peppery, delightful, medium-long finish with notes of molasses cookie, gingerbread, and caramelized figs and peppers finish. A rich, chewy, warming barleywine.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: mixed grain sacks, soy nut mix, sautéed and dried mushrooms, and wet clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of molasses cookie, gingerbread, and caramelized figs and peppers
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Matzoh Soup, Italian Beef, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, chewy, warming barleywine.

The Producer

Delafield Brewhaus

The Producer
3832 Hillside Dr.
Delafield, WI 53018
USA
1 262-646-7821

American Style Barley Wine

Traditional barley wines range from golden copper to dark brown in color and are around 8-13% in alcohol. They are characterized by extravagant caramel malt flavors and bitter hops that prevent their malt sweetness from being cloying. Rich and viscous, the most complex manifestations of the style have wine-like flavor profiles, with just a hint of sweetness. These brews are popular among US craft brewers, especially as winter specialties. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale, Rogue XS Old Crustacean, Fish 102 Barley Wine Ale and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale.

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American Style Barley Wine