OLD RUFFIAN is a hefty, hop-forward Barley Wine. Seemingly mellow at the start with subtle fruit aromas and complex caramel sweetness, it quickly becomes aggressive with its bold hop flavors and huge hop bitterness.
American Barleywine is a more assertive, hoppy, and complex version of an English Barleywine. Instead of the usual balanced malt and hop character, the American version is usually more aggressively hopped - although the flavor can range anywhere from sweet and fruity to pungent and pine needles.
The color is generally somewhere between amber and a reddish copper or even light brown. Malts are generally sweeter caramel malts, while the hops are abundant and evoke a fruity or citrus flavor. ABV is generally fairly high (8% or higher), as is the bitterness from the hops. Intense is the best way to describe beers of this style.
Usually best served warm, around 50-61 degrees, and in a beer snifter, a stemmed tulip glass, or even a large wine glass. Most barleywine is bottle-conditioned, and can be stored and cellar aged much like wine.
Massive amounts of barley malts, combined with fresh harvest American hops make it aromatic and spicy on the nose. Floral, fruity aromas slide into honeyed malt depth with lingering sensations of candied and citrus fruit.
Bigfoot is a beast of a beer, brimming with bold flavors of bittersweet malt and heaps of aggressive whole-cone Pacific Northwest hops.
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Inspired by the hoppier West Coast BarleyWines in the late ’80s and early ’90s. This American Barley Wine is full of rich roasted caramel flavors and the spice and aroma from many hop additions.
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine is a traditional American-style Barley Wine aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels. With a rich, malty backbone and a citrusy aromatic hoppiness, this bold barrel-aged Barley Wine comes together to create a well-balanced flavor profile.
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Third Coast Old Ale focuses on malt, offering notes of burnt caramel & other earthy malt flavors. Designed with vintage aging in mind, the malt aspect is matched to a heavy complement of hops.
Full-bodied, exceeding even Hoptimus with intense, bittersweet fruitiness and hoppiness (Description provided by company)
Our Barleywine is rich and malty, with hints of fruity esters and a well-hopped finish. Enjoy this hearty ale with fresh fruit and ripe cheese on a cold winter’s night, or lay it up and savor it with a friend for a special summer treat. (Description provided by company)