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Rogue Ales

Rogue Ales
2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.75%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Rogue Ales
2015 Old Crustacean Barleywine

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.75%
Red oak color. Rich, sweet, complex aromas of toasted fruit cake, sweet and peppery spices, and praline with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, very long grilled and caramelized grapefruit and kumquat, peppered rapini, and chocolate cherries and nuts finish. A superbly balanced marriage of rich chewy malt and forget-me-not hop bitterness.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Bold, bitter, hoppy, malty & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: toasted fruit cake, sweet and peppery spices, and praline
Taste Flavor: grilled and caramelized grapefruit and kumquat, peppered rapini, and chocolate cherries and nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Italian Beef, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superbly balanced marriage of rich chewy malt and forget-me-not hop bitterness.
The Producer

Rogue Ales

The Producer
2320 OSU Drive
Newport, OR 97365
USA
1 541-867-3660
American Style Barley Wine
Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
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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