AleSmith Old Numbskull beer

AleSmith Old Numbskull

Barley Wine · 10.0% ABV · ~370 calories

AleSmith Brewing Company · San Diego, CA

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  • Connolly Beverage

    232.6 miles away · 367 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 01/21/2020

    25oz Bottle $15.99

  • DeCicco & Sons (Pelham)

    232.8 miles away · 43 Fifth Avenue, Village of Pelham, NY 10803

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 12/07/2019

    25.4oz Bottle $13.99

  • Meulemans' Craft Draughts

    371.8 miles away · 8814 Vermont 30, Rawsonville, VT 05155

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 01/26/2020

    750ml Bottle $15.50

  • Mug & Jug Fine Wine & Spirits

    383.1 miles away · 4138 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley, MI 48072

    Beer Store · Menu Updated: 01/08/2020

    750ml Bottle $13.99

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Beer Description

Old Numbskull is AleSmith’s first barley wine offering. You may find the name “Old Numbskull” curious.

Barley wine has its origins in England and tradition is to begin the name with “Old”: Old Nick, Old Sampson, Old Jock, etc. Tongue-in-cheek is often the spirit in naming a barley wine. After drinking a glass or two, you may agree that Old Numbskull feels like a fitting description. It also reminds us of the Three Stooges, one of the greatest comedy teams of all time, so it’s meant to bring a smile even before the first taste. Exotic fruit aromas, along with clean ethanol, caramel, honey and toasty notes are present in the nose. At five months of age, the Numbskull flavor begins malty and the hops become more evident from the middle to the finish and linger nicely in the aftertaste. The aroma notes also show themselves in the flavor.

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