Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fulton Patience Barleywine

This big 13.2% ABV barleywine is from the Fulton Brewing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ten percent of the profits of this beer go into the Ful10 fund that provides micro loans to entrepreneurs.  The bottle states that the name indicates the final ingredient to a barleywine, and also the way it should be consumed. This is definitely not a chugger and better shared.

The beer pours a deep, dark, yet gleaming, copper and amber, notes of glowing burnt orange to burnt umber. There is a short and thin head of very light tan head. The aroma is malty caramel with a rich, fruity tang, dark berries and stone fruits. The taste follows the aromas directly, lots of caramel and dark fruits. There is a light bitterness and tannin-like feel on the finish. It is not boozy, but is very warming with its alcohol. It drinks smooth and round. This is a very nice and pleasant barleywine, patience is rewarded in this instance.

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