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North Country Brewing Co.

North Country Brewing Co.
Late Night Pumpkin Bourbon Barrel Aged

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

North Country Brewing Co.
Late Night Pumpkin Bourbon Barrel Aged

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9%
Minutely hazy copper color. Spicy aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish, fruitcake, and floral honey with a satiny, lively, effervescent, fruity medium body and a seamless, complex, medium-long finish conveying nuances of arugula, spiced nuts and yams, and menthol finish. A remarkably spicy and savory barrel (rye or pickle) aged beer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet pickle relish, fruitcake, and floral honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of arugula, spiced nuts and yams, and menthol
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A remarkably spicy and savory barrel (rye or pickle) aged beer.

The Producer

North Country Brewing Co

The Producer
141 S Main Street
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
USA
1 724-794-2337

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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