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Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point Brewery
Whole Hog Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Stevens Point Brewery
Whole Hog Bourbon Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Red oak color. Spicy, attractive aromas and flavors of crusty apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake with a satiny, lively, finely carbonated, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, subtle, long finish that presents shades of mincemeat pie and citrus marmalade on scone finish. A rich, chewy spicy barrel-aged pumpkin beer with tongue-tingling fruitiness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild, Sweet & Fruity, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: crusty apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of mincemeat pie and citrus marmalade on scone
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Blue Cheese, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, chewy spicy barrel-aged pumpkin beer with tongue-tingling fruitiness.

The Producer

Stevens Point Brewery

The Producer
2617 Water St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481-5248
USA
1 715-344-9310

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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