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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2016 Barrel Aged Tripel Dog Dare Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2016 Barrel Aged Tripel Dog Dare Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.5%
Sedimentary deep amber color. Aromas of banana bubblegum, honeyed dried fruits, sunflower seed bread, and wintergreen and flowers with a velvety, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, breezy sarsaparilla float, praline, pear cider vinaigrette, and pepper finish. A weighty ale for desserts.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: banana bubblegum, honeyed dried fruits, sunflower seed bread, and wintergreen and flowers
Taste Flavor: sarsaparilla float, praline, pear cider vinaigrette, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Mincemeat Pie, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A weighty ale for desserts.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

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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