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Cervecería Kross

Cervecería Kross
5 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 7.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Cervecería Kross
5 Barrel-Aged Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Chile
Alcohol: 7.2%
Brilliant dark copper color. Interesting aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut macaroon, cherry-pomegranate yogurt, roasted chestnuts and squash with exotic honeycomb, and sandalwood incense with a slightly chewy, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, long fruit cake, cherry cola, cedar pencil, and wood aged cachaça finish. An intriguing and exotic wood aged ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty, Spicy & Complex, Sweet & Fruity & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut macaroon, cherry-pomegranate yogurt, roasted chestnuts and squash with exotic honeycomb, and sandalwood incense
Taste Flavor: fruit cake, cherry cola, cedar pencil, and wood aged cachaça
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing and exotic wood aged ale.
The Producer

Southern Brewing Company S.A.

The Producer
Av. Santa María 5888 - Vitacura
Santiago,
Chile
56 -2 957 02 80
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.