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Shmaltz Brewing Company

Shmaltz Brewing Company
R.I.P.A on Rye

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Shmaltz Brewing Company
R.I.P.A on Rye

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10%
Reddish mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered citrus peels, roasted nuts, bread pudding, and pepper with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, very complex, very long finish with notes of smoked nuts and meats, caramel fudge, grilled grapefruit, and pepper finish. A lush, full-throttle ménage à trois of hops, malt, and a barrel.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Spicy & Complex & Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered citrus peels, roasted nuts, bread pudding, and pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of smoked nuts and meats, caramel fudge, grilled grapefruit, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lush, full-throttle ménage à trois of hops, malt, and a barrel.

The Producer

Shmaltz Brewing Co

The Producer
6 Fairchild Square
Clifton Park, NY 12065
USA

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