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Big Boss Brewing Co.

Big Boss Brewing Co.
"Monkey Bizz-Ness" Wine Barrel Aged Saison

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Big Boss Brewing Co.
"Monkey Bizz-Ness" Wine Barrel Aged Saison

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Brilliant color. Interesting aromas and flavors of smoked white peppercorns, grilled raisin baguette, caramel, and floral honey with a round, bright, effervescent, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long finish that shows notes of spiced grapes and pears, salty nuts, and arugula finish. An intriguing barrel aged beer with a combination of smoke, pepper and vinous notes.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: smoked white peppercorns, grilled raisin baguette, caramel, and floral honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced grapes and pears, salty nuts, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing barrel aged beer with a combination of smoke, pepper and vinous notes.

The Producer

Big Boss Brewing Co.

The Producer
1249-A Wicker Drive
Raleigh, NC 27604
USA
1 919-834-0045

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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