Summit Brewing Company
30th Anniversary English-Style Barleywine Ale
Summit Brewing Company 30th Anniversary English-Style Barleywine Ale (11.5% alcohol by volume) has a rich caramel malt aroma supported by dried fruit, fig and alcohol. It pours hazy dark amber to light brown. Bubbles leisurely rise to the top to reinforce a 1/2" cream to beige foam collar with fair persistence. The flavor is alcoholic and malty with caramel, dark dried fruit, fig, and and a little sweet. It culminates in a moderate bitter hop accent. It is warming and even hot in places. The beer is very creamy and is full bodied to chewy with medium carbonation. Drink this big boozy beer instead of a mixed whiskey drink. The more I drink of this, the more I like it. I rate it 87.
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