Old Numbskull

By: AleSmith Brewing

Product Description: AleSmith has crafted one of the All-Time Great bottle conditioned barleywines. If you're new to Barleywines, this is the one to try. It's eyeopening. A special occasion beer - not just for the guys - weddings, graduations, and group vacations will never be the same without it.

Words almost can't describe just how intoxicating and amazing the aroma of Old Numbskull really is. Wouldn't be surprised if it goes down as one of your top-shelf, A-rated, favorite beers. The alcohol is so well integrated and the hoppyness is so balanced.

Look out, you could go numb. If you get too caught up, you could definitely drink this one 'til you hit the floor.

  • Size: 750 ml Bottle
  • Type: American Barleywine
  • Alcohol Content: 11.00% ABV
  • Region: San Diego, California
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Tasting Notes: Look is red-amber with a slight haze and a light-brown head. Aroma of hoppy citrus, candied sugar and sticky malt. Flavor is sweet up front with orchard fruits and caramel, followed by a well-balanced hoppy bitterness on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Delicate medium-full body with light carbonation.

What's on the bottle...

Old Numbskull is a handcrafted barley wine style ale. Big and hoppy with cirtus and resin overtones, it has a rich-yet subtle flavor and a clean, dry finish.

Watch out though - If you're not careful, Old numbskull may live up to its name!

More from the brewer

A West Coast style barleywine. A huge malt profile and a very aggressive dose of premium domestic hops give Old Numbskull a tantalizing complexity, from the aroma to the aftertaste.

Aroma starts with toasty, caramel notes and a pleasant hop character. Color is deep amber, with tan head and impressive 'Brussels Lace' that clings to the sides of the glass.

Multiple awards, including Gold in its category at the Chicago Real Ales Festival, and Silver for Best-of-Show.

Storage: Improves with age: Store in a cool, dark place for 6 to 24 months or longer.

Awards: 2000 Chicago Real Ale Festival Multi-Award Winner, 1st gold medal in category, 2nd silver medal best of show

Serving Tips: Do not refrigerate until ready to drink. Serve at 50-55 deg for best flavor. Pour gently into AleSmith Tulip glass leaving brewers yeast in bottle.

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