Alley Kat Brewing Co. Olde Deuteronomy (2017) – American Barleywine at 10.3% ABV | 75 IBU

Alley Kat Brewing Co. Olde Deuteronomy (2017) American Barleywine at 10.3% ABV | 75 IBU (C$4.61 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 330 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Dec-2017, reviewed 28-Feb-2018)

Appearance: medium amber with a thin tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: brown sugar, dark boozy fruit, caramel and toffee, earthy vinous notes. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry mildly bitter finish. (4/5)

I’m liking this a lot more than the last time I had it, a 2015 vintage. I dunno if it’s because I’ve gotten more appreciative of the style, or whether this one is actually a better example. One thing that remains unchanged, though, is the extremely reasonable price point. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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