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It's a barleywine. One of the best I've had. Delicious
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Green Flash Brewing West Coast IPA. Pretty good.
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Green Flash Brewing West Coast IPA. Pretty good.

even better now that they date their bottles...
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It's a barleywine. One of the best I've had. Delicious

I really, really can't get into barleywines.
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Adam isn't a barleywine...
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peepwall[1].gif apparently is an ale based on an old recipe. It did taste really similar to barley wines I've had. I'm shog[1].gif
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Why not? I just Wiki'ed it and it seems to be one with 10% alcohol in there?

So, barley wine isn't just a strong ale?
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Interesting. apparently barleywines and old ales are confluent. Well whatever it is it reminded me a lot of the handful of barleywines i had. It has this distinct taste. Like caramel or toffee? With this odd bitterness. Not sure how to explain
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The actual ancient ale that they're referring to is known as an Adambier, hence the name. Doggie Claws is their barelywine...

Here is an excerpt from an interview that Alan Sprints did:

Let’s start at the beginning... Hair Of The Dog’s genesis begat Adam, your first beer and modern torchbearer of an almost lost, centuries old, German style - Adambier. Tell us about it.

I learned about Adambier from Fred Eckhardt [namesake of Hair Of The Dog Fred] and Michael Jackson. Fred would tell the story of King Fredrick traveling around Bavaria, stopping in Dortmund, and having the town Bier "Adam". The King drank the stein in one sip and proceeded to pass out for 24 hours. When he awoke, he proclaimed Adam his royal beverage.

The story intrigued me, so I recreated the recipe for the 1992 homebrewers conference in Portland and it was a big hit. When I started H.o.t.Dog it seemed the perfect first beer and still is one of my best sellers.
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Why not? I just Wiki'ed it and it seems to be one with 10% alcohol in there?
So, barley wine isn't just a strong ale?

No a barleywine is a barleywine, a strong ale is a strong ale, ABV means nothing...
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No a barleywine is a barleywine, a strong ale is a strong ale, ABV means nothing...
This is what Wikipedia says.. is it completely false?
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Barley wine or Barleywine is a beer style of strong ale originating in England. The first beer to be marketed as Barley Wine was Bass No. 1 Ale, around 1870.[1]
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A barley wine typically reaches an alcohol strength of 8 to 12% by volume and is brewed from specific gravities as high as 1.120. It is called a barley wine because it can be as strong as wine; but since it is made from grain rather than fruit, it is, in fact, a beer.
There are two primary styles of barley wine, the American which tends to be more hoppy and thus more bitter with colors ranging from amber to light brown [5] and the English style which tends to be less hoppy and thus less bitter with more variety in color ranging from red-gold to opaque black [6].
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Martyn Cornell has been quoted as saying "no historically meaningful difference exists between barley wines and old ales." He later clarified, "I don’t believe there is actually any such meaningful style as 'barley wine''.[9]

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This is what Wikipedia says.. is it completely false?
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Forget Wikipedia. Try this: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style
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Forget Wikipedia. Try this: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style

Thank you, Adam. I don't even care for either style much, I am a saison and gueze lover these days...
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Thanks. About time to edit the article then. tongue.gif
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Thank you, Adam. I don't even care for either style much, I am a saison and gueze lover these days...

I've been drinking Brettanomyces Lambicus mostly lately. I can't get enough of it. I've probably been through two cases this summer. Other than that, shelf sours mostly, RR, JP, NB, etc. Nothing too crazy outside an occasional Beat.

Adam from The Wood (and Cherry Adam, first batch) is worthwhile, as is BA4D. Barleywines are overdone these days though.
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