American Barleywine

Babe the Blue Ox clears through the tangle with pokes of grapefruit and blackberry hop aroma before revealing a substantial maltiness with a dry, warming finish.
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ABV range:

  • 10.2-11

Process Notes

  • Relish in the joy of making barleywine!
  • Mash for dryness; rests at 62 C and 68 C 
  • RO water plus 50:50 CaCl & CaSO4 in mash, NaCl & MgSO4 in kettle 
  • Pitch temp 62-64 F, keep below 69 F for 48 hours, then let free rise
  • Final gravity ~3 P

Tasting Notes

Malt is clean and clear with overtones of hot-milk cake and candied sugar. Grapefruit zest and candied peel are bright with undertones of blackberry and pine. Medium-high bitterness checks richness of malt. Dry finish, with graham cracker, grapefruit and dank notes lingering along with a crisp bitterness and some warmth.

Similar to:

Extra Blonde Ale, Kaves, Ryewine