Free State Old Backus Barleywine

Brewed by Free State Brewing Co.

American Barleywine10.5% ABV55 IBU

Independent Craft Brewer Seal

RateBeer Score    99 Overall   99 Style

The huge amounts of both hops and malt that go into this beer necessitate a long conditioning period to mellow its intense flavors. The Old Backus contains just over 2,000 lbs of malt and 55 lbs of hops. This is a tremendously complex beer that should be savored slowly and in moderation. It will continue to change with age as it is served unfiltered and is continuing to mature.


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