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OHSO Brewery

OHSO Brewery
Ales From the Crypt: Two Pump Chump Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

OHSO Brewery
Ales From the Crypt: Two Pump Chump Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale

Category: Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of egg nog with nutmeg, tres leches cake, and chocolate covered cherry with a satiny, vibrant, effervescent, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, buoyant cherry cola and gingerbread finish. A fun and festive Barrel Aged Ale that will be a sweet hit for the holidays.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Sweet & Fruity & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: egg nog with nutmeg, tres leches cake, and chocolate covered cherry
Taste Flavor: cherry cola and gingerbread
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and festive Barrel Aged Ale that will be a sweet hit for the holidays.

The Producer

OHSO Brewery - Gilbert

The Producer
335 N. Gilbert Rd. #102
Gilbert, AZ 85234
USA
1 312-933-4772

Flavored Barrel Aged Ale

Barrel-aged ales are those that have been aged in a wooden barrel to impart flavors and aromas of wood to the finished product. Most barrels are made of oak, though some brewers will use barrels made from acacia, ash, chestnut or poplar, to name only a few.

Although most ales (and beers in general) are made in steel tanks, barrel aging has become a cult movement as of late, especially from micro brewers, who use a range of casks, from wine barrels to rum barrels to scotch barrels. The finished product will be influenced by the tannins in the barrel as well as the beverage that was previously aged in that container.

Flavored Barrel Aged Ales will have additional flavorings such as spices, herbs, fruits, honey, or chocolate. They are often a bit sweeter than their non-flavored counterparts.

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