s14suspense USA Fan Baton Rouge Member since Mar 2007 11000 posts
re: First bottle of Parish Grand Reserve (Posted on 12/5/12 at 10:47 am to LSUBoo)
quote: I thought it was a little on the malty side for a barleywine... certainly nothing like Bigfoot.
quote: English varieties are quite different from the American efforts, what sets them apart is usually the American versions are insanely hopped to make for a more bitter and hop flavored brew, typically using American high alpha oil hops. English version tend to be more rounded and balanced between malt and hops, with a slightly lower alcohol content, though this is not always the case.