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Ahnapee Brewery

Ahnapee Brewery
Cherry Wood Aged Baltic Porter

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
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Ahnapee Brewery
Cherry Wood Aged Baltic Porter

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Ebony color. Smoky aromas of smoking autumn leaves, carob, spruce, dried fig, coconut, and spiced apples with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, long dark chocolate bread pudding, honey gelato, rosemary, peanuts in caramel, and toffee finish. A toasty, slightly smoky ale that with big character and appeal.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoking autumn leaves, carob, spruce, dried fig, coconut, and spiced apples
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate bread pudding, honey gelato, rosemary, peanuts in caramel, and toffee
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: Mexican Chocolate with Peppers, Wood Grilled Skirt Steak, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, slightly smoky ale that with big character and appeal.

The Producer

Ahnapee Brewery

The Producer
105 Navarino St.
Algoma, WI 54201
USA
1 920-785-0822

Barrel Aged Ale

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Serve in a Snifter
The category of barrel-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in non-neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 7.5-10% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by both wood-influenced flavors (vanillia, caramel, toast, coconut) and secondary flavors of the alcohol previously aged in the wood (bourbon, scotch whisky, sherry). The overall character of the final beer may also included acetic, lactic or Brettanomyces flavors and aromas resultant of the barrel. A wide variety of base beer styles may be barrel-aged for an additional level of complexity, although barrel-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Alltech Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale and Grand Rapids The Mound Maker.

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