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Fall/Winter 2009 Limited Release: Treblehook Barley Wine

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The details on the label are cool, and signed (though electronically) by the brewmaster.

The Treblehook pours a dark cherry wood/garnet color with a good sized head. The aroma is sweet and malty with background smells of hops and some light spices. The flavor is reminiscent of little chocolate - like RedHook states - with some impressions of bourbon and deep woody herb. It has a smooth, but aggressive hop presence, larger than you normally find in a Barleywine. Sweet caramel plays with berries and steps near the line of boozy, but doesn't cross it.

If you're ready to go double digit big, this is a greatbarley wine to pick up during the winter. This is a brew I will definitely pick up again.

Additional Info

  • Name: Treblehook Barley Wine
  • Brewery: Redhook
  • ABV: 10.1%
  • Type: Barley Wine
  • Description:

    According to the website:
    Treblehook is vigorously hopped and patiently aged with aromatic malt and spicy hop notes.  Smooth and complex, this beer is carefully brewed by hand with sublte caramel, toffee and chocolate notes.

    Malts: Pale, Caramel, Special Aromatic, Flaked Barley, Black, Melenodin
    Hops: Cascade, Palisades, Chinook, Simcoe
    Bitterness Units: 52 IBU
    Original Gravity: 22
    Brewed Since: 2007
    Shelf Life: 365 days
    Awards: Gold Medal 2008 Great American Beer Festival, Silver Medal 2009 Great American Beer Festival
    Cellaring: Can be cellared for up to 3 years

  • Overall rating:: 4.0
  • Appearance:: 5.0
  • Aroma:: 4.0
  • Taste:: 4.0
  • Overall Drinkability:: 4.0
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