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Full Sail Brewing Co.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
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Full Sail Brewing Co.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Wheatwine Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Medium-brown color. Attractive, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of toffee, peach custard, and apple pie with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, fruity sweet medium-full body and a warming, complex, long vanilla cola, peppered citrus and greens, and spices finish. A bold, barrel-aged ale with lots of sassy, spicy hops.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Rich & Heavy & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: toffee, peach custard, and apple pie
Taste Flavor: vanilla cola, peppered citrus and greens, and spices
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, barrel-aged ale with lots of sassy, spicy hops.

The Producer

Full Sail Brewing Co.

The Producer
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-386-2281

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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