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Duvel Moortgat

Duvel Moortgat
2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 11.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
Cellar Selection

Duvel Moortgat
2017 Bourbon Barrel-Aged Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Belgium
Alcohol: 11.5%
Brilliant golden amber color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of honeyed fruit cake, apple-banana custard tart, pickled golden beet salad, and white wine with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, medium-to-long finish conveying notes of peach-mango yogurt, honeyed pepper nut bread, cherry tart, and hint of whisky barrel finish. A precise, decadent barrel-aged ale to savor and share.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty, Spicy & Complex & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honeyed fruit cake, apple-banana custard tart, pickled golden beet salad, and white wine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of peach-mango yogurt, honeyed pepper nut bread, cherry tart, and hint of whisky barrel
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Creme Brulee, Panna Cotta, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A precise, decadent barrel-aged ale to savor and share.

The Producer

Duvel Moortgat nv

The Producer
Breendonkdorp 58
Puurs, 2870
Belgium
32 -400764903

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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