Style: Barleywine (Wood-Aged)

ABV: 11.2

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Bent Water Brewing Company Barleywine Ale

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What the brewers say

“Toasted chestnuts, honey, toffee, vanilla. Aged in apple-brandy barrels.”

What our panel thought

“Candied watermelon–like apple-brandy interpretation in the nose. As the aroma implies, an alcohol warmth overlays deep, rich caramel malts and an orange-led citrus. Firm hop bitterness expertly balances.”

What our editors thought

“Bright fruit esters in the aroma—strawberry, grape, lime—offer a vivid chroma and enticing pull. Light in body and heavier on hop bitterness, with a subtle spirits flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the more delicate fruit notes. Artfully constructed and airy.”

Review printed in: The Malt Is the Message (Spring 2024) (View All Issues)



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