Green Flash Barleywine Style Ale

Green Flash Barleywine Style Ale

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Brewed by Green Flash Brewing Company

San Diego, CA, United States

Style:  American Barleywine

10.9% Alcohol by Volume

85 International Bittering Units

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Our American-style Barleywine undergoes a three hour boil to intensify the caramel malts and the enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy this brew fresh today or lay it down for aging to see how the flavors of each vintage evolve. San Diego County Fair 2009 Silver–American Barleywine California State Fair 2009 3rd Place–American Barleywine 2007 1st Place–American Barleywine Los Angeles County Fair 2010 Bronze–American Barleywine

ID: 25009 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank1108
Overall Percentile97.9
Style Rank40 of 492
Style Percentile91.9
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.795
Weighted Score3.696
Standard Deviation0.385

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  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Looks splendid poured into a snifter. Clear mahogany colour with a foamy tan head. Would have give it 9 for appearance if the head would have stuck around a little longer. Decent lacing. Aroma is fruity and pine. Flavour has burnt caramel malts, fruity, piney, orange and spice. Medium /full mouthfeel and slick. Base flavour tastes very much like their Palate Wrecker.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pungent, skunky hop aromas Pine sap, grapefruit and flowers, the malts are sweet but barley noticeable. Deep burnt copper body with a few floaters, head settes to a thin cap leaves some decent lace. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but i like it. Flavors start out pine and grapefruit with the nice malt backbone holding them up, bitter long finish, a bit of booze at the end. Overall a very enjoyable barleywine.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This poured an amber color with a beige head. Aroma contains some citrus, caramel, dark fruit. The flavor is rather bitter with some citrus, caramel, and dark fruit. This is like a hoppy IPA with a ton of malt but I dig it anyway. Overall a nice beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    A dark, deep mahogany colored beer with a miderately sized light beige head. There's some retention. Settles into light sticky film and medium sized ringlet. Light caramel nose. Same burnt caramel and lighter grapefruit hops. Medium bodied.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Vintage 2011, sipped on a nice oHIo Autumn evening. Slinky mahogany body with a 1/4" swampy, tan head and splotchy lacing. Toffee and burnt caramel with a firm bitterness and fruity hop presence. Rich depth of warming soothing layers. Plenty of malt with notes of licorice, brown sugar, bread and ripe fruits. A traditional American style Barleywine and very akin to Bigfoot with less than a year of age on it.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    2011 vintage. quite dark in colour. slight tinge of red. quite fragrant, plums, berries and green hops. Very sweet, lots of berries, raspberry specifically.not as syruppy of a mouthfeel as expected but still very full. something of a soapyness gracing my beard. super smooth. something slightly forest about it that discounts it from being my favorite of the barley wines. Hoppy which I like. Still so many berries and maybe a touch of banana. Obvious toffee I suppose but in a flavour not a texture way for sure. Second most disorganized review ever.

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    From Central City. Poured an active, ivory-coloured rocky head over a rich looking, clear and dark amber body. Aroma was grand, a wonderful combination of hop and malt. The flavour was this as well, along with some caramel notes. Pretty good mouthfeel and not too sweet to finish.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    22 oz bottle. Bottle #1609 of 6000. Very dark amber read color. Medium sized tan foamy head. Strong long lasting lacing. Aroma is dark fruit, dark malt and sweet. A medium bodied Barley wine. Malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruit and piney. Nice balance. A maltier barley wine. The 10% alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Nice sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • JTODD5DOT1 134 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    My first attempt at a Barelywine and I was happy with the outcome. Poured a medium copper/brown color with a light foamy head. A mild sweetness inner twined with the malty and a hint of the hops.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    pours a touch on the darker side for a barleywine, fairly balanced aroma and flavor skewed a little towards the sweet caramel malt and toffee (surprising given their rep for hoppy beers). Theres more hops in the nose than the flavor. This was the newest batch but tasted as if it had a year or so of age on it. Nice warming finish, and complex. Very good, but not one of the best.

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