Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine

#6 Top 25 beers 2017
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Great Divide does big beers really well, and its barleywine is no exception. The hops really shine here, with forward notes of dried flowers, citrus peel, grapefruit oil and resin, though it remains surprisingly bright and attractive throughout. The palate offers more weight and malty richness, with dried cherry and apricot dancing alongside flavors of toasted malt, molasses and fresh caramel. The warming finish has a lingering astringency and bitter texture that leaves you ready for your next sip. Lauren Buzzeo

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  • Rating
    94
  • Alcohol
    10.2%
  • Bottle Size
    22 oz
  • Category
    American Barley Wine
  • Date Published
    2/1/2017
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