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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2020, 08:38:05 PM »
Found this online.

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/152/

https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/styles/19/

Bigfoot and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine seem like winners to me.
Guess I'll write down top 5 from each category,
and see what's available.

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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2020, 02:11:54 AM »
I killed off a few sour beers over the summer I brewed at the end of 2011 and bottled at the end of 2012 that was a blend with sour beer from the year prior. I have quite a few bottles from around 2013 and 2014 I am trying to pull out and drink so I can get some new stuff in bottles.

Generally everything I put in bottles now I intend to age for more than a year which doesn't sound like quite what you are asking. I only bottled up to a couple years ago but liked drinking most of my non-high ABV beers fairly young especially as my brewing techniques improved and propensity to make errors on the brew day decreased.

Outside of Bigfoot is anybody still making the traditional American barleywine? Most of that style seems to have been consumed by double/triple IPA on one end and the boozy almost English barleywines on the other.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2020, 01:50:15 PM »
Perhaps I was too quick stating I don't like Barleywine.
I only had it once from a local brewery, and spit it out.

What would be an excellent Barleywine I could buy to taste ?

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I prefer American Barleywine to English Barleywine because it has more hops to combat all the malt. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot is always a great example and some people don’t like it without at least a year of age on it.


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Bigfoot is a good one and it seems to jold its bitterness aafter a couple of years of aging.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2020, 09:38:28 PM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2020, 07:36:14 AM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.

Bigfoot nowhere to be found, or any other barleywine.
Checked Sierra Nevada's website, they start making Bigfoot in January.
Will buy a 6 pack, put in basement, drink one every Christmas.

How did Lutra work out for you ?

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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2020, 01:36:27 PM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.

Bigfoot nowhere to be found, or any other barleywine.
Checked Sierra Nevada's website, they start making Bigfoot in January.
Will buy a 6 pack, put in basement, drink one every Christmas.

How did Lutra work out for you ?

Thanks

Unless it has changed, Bigtroot only comes in bombers.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2020, 02:57:39 PM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.

Bigfoot nowhere to be found, or any other barleywine.
Checked Sierra Nevada's website, they start making Bigfoot in January.
Will buy a 6 pack, put in basement, drink one every Christmas.

How did Lutra work out for you ?

Thanks

Unless it has changed, Bigtroot only comes in bombers.

Not that I've seen.  I most commonly see it in 6 packs of 12 oz. bottles.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2020, 04:48:47 PM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.

Bigfoot nowhere to be found, or any other barleywine.
Checked Sierra Nevada's website, they start making Bigfoot in January.
Will buy a 6 pack, put in basement, drink one every Christmas.

How did Lutra work out for you ?

Thanks

Unless it has changed, Bigtroot only comes in bombers.

6 Packs.

You must be thinking of Barrel Aged Bigfoot, which IIRC was in a Corked and Cage 22 or 750 ml bottle.
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Re: Time In A Bottle
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2020, 08:24:37 PM »
Bigfoot is definitely a very visible example at most bottle shops, but I have also had Dogfish Head's Olde School Barleywine and found it to be eminently sippable.

Bigfoot nowhere to be found, or any other barleywine.
Checked Sierra Nevada's website, they start making Bigfoot in January.
Will buy a 6 pack, put in basement, drink one every Christmas.

How did Lutra work out for you ?

Thanks

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Re: Time In a Bottle
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2020, 11:35:15 PM »
I don't think there's any single answer.  I won a large comp for a bottle of barleywine that was 5 1/2 years old.  OTOH, I like IPA in the first couple weeks. Pilsner after maybe a month or so.  In general, I am not a fan of much age on most beers.

I personally believe that Maibocks (a.k.a. helles bocks) do not come into their own until at least 6 weeks of cold conditioning.  My best March beers did not come into their own until at least 2 months of cold conditioning.  That said, I brew mostly British-style ale and that is best consumed young.