Bomber Brewing Co. – Apex Barleywine

Bomber Brewing Apex Barley Wine Review


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  • Brewery: Bomber Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Barley Wine
  • Pros:

    Big and oaky, well bittered Barleywine

  • Cons:

    Quite bitter for a Barleywine

  • Conclusion:

    A big and complex Barleywine that is strong but not too boozy

Bomber Brewing Apex Barley Wine Review Bomber Brewing Co. – Apex Barleywine Review

The latest in Bomber Brewing Company’s seasonal offerings is the Apex Barleywine. This big, winter-inspired beer is a whopping 10.0% alcohol and is a step into the deep end for the relatively new, BC brewery. The Apex Barleywine pours as a copper coloured beer with two fingers of dense and lacing head. An aroma of an lightly oaked, barrel aged barley wine comes with  a slight metallic tone and an alcohol kick making for a big and strong winter brew. A big body kicks off the flavour with a strong oak flavour along side an intense bitterness. A roasted, almost burnt flavour adds to the oaky body and hop bitterness to give a deep and intense flavour profile. The oak in this beer is subtle but still apparent – A slight sharpness in that earthy tone comes from the Cabernet Franc bottles used in the aging process. The Apex Barleywine is not overly boozy but is still a very intense beer. This is a great beer to warm you by a winter’s fire or sip on a cold winter evening with friends.

Alcohol – 10.0%
IBU – 80 (estimate)
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $8.75 (Craft Retailer)

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Dustan Sept

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 21 January, 2015, 20:16

    I have only had a small sample of this beer so far. From your review i will need to pick a bomber up.

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