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Potosi Brewing Company

Potosi Brewing Company
2016 Grand Amber Brandy Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Potosi Brewing Company
2016 Grand Amber Brandy Barrel-Aged Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
Light reddish mahogany color. Nutty aromas of almond windmill cookies and nut roll bar with a velvety, bright, dryish medium-full body and a warming, breezy brown butter, multigrain bread, dried fruits, and rum raisin finish. A fantastically malty and rich barleywine with incredibly seamless flavor and texture.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: almond windmill cookies and nut roll bar
Taste Flavor: brown butter, multigrain bread, dried fruits, and rum raisin
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Chop Suey, Mixed Nut Tart, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically malty and rich barleywine with incredibly seamless flavor and texture.
The Producer

Potosi Brewing Co

The Producer
209 S Main St
Potosi, WI 53820
USA
1 608-763-4002
American Style Barley Wine
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Serve in a Snifter
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