Monday, October 8, 2012
Green Flash Brewing Co. Barleywine Style Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Green Flash Brewing Company Barleywine Style Ale.
From the Green Flash Brewing Company website: “A four hour boil intensifies the caramel malts and enormous Pacific Northwest hop charge. The result is a rich, estery brew with toffee notes and citrus hop flavors layered throughout. Enjoy fresh today or lay it down and see how the flavors of each vintage evolve.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma: Delicious blend of pine and citrus hops, brown sugar, toffee and caramel malt.
Taste: Sweet and roasted malts with a brown sugar sweetness, vanilla, toffee, citrus and pine hops. Balanced…it is hard to put down the glass.
Overall: Rich, thick, smooth and incredibly drinkable, Green Flash Brewing Company’s Barleywine Style Ale is incredible. This is a beer I will keep on hand and I plan to cellar some of these. I put this 10.9% monster way up on my list of the best barleywines ever.