Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dogfish Head Olde School
I picked up a four-pack of Dogfish Head Olde School from Al's of Hamden. The beer pours an orange-amber color, which is much lighter than most barleywines, with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of sweet malts, grapes, fig, orange, and a touch of honey. The taste is sweet and smooth with a big alcohol bite right up front. There are flavors of orange, honey, tea, fig, and malts that linger on the mouth. The after taste is somewhat sharp and bitey with alcohol and an oak accent on the back of the mouth. The alcohol content is 15.0% ABV. While this beer may be 15.0% ABV, it is completely apparent that it is that high. The other flavors, from the citrus to the fig and honey, balance the alcohol content nicely and provide a very delectable drink.