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North Country Brewing Co.

North Country Brewing Co.
Zombie Bed Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

North Country Brewing Co.
Zombie Bed Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Brilliant bronze color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits, pineapple custard, fresh herbs, and whisky barrel spice with a silky, bright, petillant, fruity medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length finish with overtones of mango chutney, pepper, spiced nuts, and pepper finish. A solid barrel aged age sipper.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: caramelized fruits, pineapple custard, fresh herbs, and whisky barrel spice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of mango chutney, pepper, spiced nuts, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid barrel aged age sipper.

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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