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Reuben’s Brews

Reuben’s Brews
Bourbon Barrel Auld Heritage

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.8%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Reuben’s Brews
Bourbon Barrel Auld Heritage

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.8%
Dark sunburst color. Complex aromas and flavors of creme brulee, honeyed cherries, and maple nut brittle with a slightly chewy, bright, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, elegant, very long finish with notes of toasted coconut, peach cobbler, and cherry cola and brandy finish. A very lively and stimulating barrel-aged ale that will make a great fireside winter warmer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: creme brulee, honeyed cherries, and maple nut brittle
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of toasted coconut, peach cobbler, and cherry cola and brandy
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pannetone, Creme Brulee, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very lively and stimulating barrel-aged ale that will make a great fireside winter warmer.

The Producer

Reuben’s Brews, LLC

The Producer
5010 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
USA
1 206-753-9583

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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Barrel Aged Ale