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Indeed Brewing Co.

Indeed Brewing Co.
Wooden Soul: In the Thicket Barrel-Aged Raspberry Golden Sour Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Indeed Brewing Co.
Wooden Soul: In the Thicket Barrel-Aged Raspberry Golden Sour Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.5%
Pale minutely hazy ruby copper color. Sourish aromas and flavors of raspberry butter on sourdough and raspberry-lemon vinaigrette on mesclun with a satiny, tart, effervescent, sour medium-full body and a tingling, distinctive, long buttered toasted baguette, pickled red berries, mixed peppercorns, and smoked nuts finish. A great marriage of sour ale and fresh tart raspberries that whets the appetite.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex, Sweet & Fruity, Sour & Tart & Malty
Aroma Aroma: raspberry butter on sourdough and raspberry-lemon vinaigrette on mesclun
Taste Flavor: buttered toasted baguette, pickled red berries, mixed peppercorns, and smoked nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Rilettes With A Cherry Jelly, Grilled Sausages With Mostarda, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great marriage of sour ale and fresh tart raspberries that whets the appetite.

The Producer

Indeed Brewing Company

The Producer
711 15th Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
USA
1 612-843-5090

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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