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Alpine Beer Company Great

IMG_851514% abv. Barrel-aged barleywine from the Alpine Beer Company in California. Finally landed this long time gem through a random encounter with a beer hoarder! Pours a beautiful brown coating with a very thin off-white head that dissipates rather quickly into the abyss of fine barleywine. Aroma gives off a phenomenal smell of pure barleywine – wood, sweet figs, and slight alcohol. The flavors replicate the aromatic qualities very well along with toffee and raisins. By grace, this is a delicious beer! This is just a tad below Cigar City’s Leon, but a cut above Steel Toe’s Lunker – both world-class bourbon barrel barleywines in my book! Very impressive coming out of a brewery that is well known for IPA centric beers.

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