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Branchline Brewing Company

Branchline Brewing Company
3rd Anniversary Oak-Aged Tripel

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Branchline Brewing Company
3rd Anniversary Oak-Aged Tripel

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Minutely hazy golden amber color. Delicate, woody, smoky earthy aromas and flavors of singed wood, saw dust, pretzel bread, and nettles with a silky, soft, spritzy, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, odd, medium-length finish that presents notes of nuts, honeycomb, figs, and glue finish. A very woody and mellow sipper.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & mild
Aroma Aroma: singed wood, saw dust, pretzel bread, and nettles
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nuts, honeycomb, figs, and glue
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very woody and mellow sipper.

The Producer

Branchline Brewing

The Producer
3633 Metro Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78247
USA
1 361-290-8817

Barrel Aged Ale

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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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Barrel Aged Ale