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Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom
"Golden Calf" Winter Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom
"Golden Calf" Winter Strong Ale

Category: Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Bright brilliant amber color. Delicate, fruity, floral sweet inviting aromas of Playdoh, honey vinaigrette on greens, and lemon poppy seed muffin with a oily, crisp, finely carbonated, off-dry medium-full body and a warming, intricate, long vanilla nut brittle, roasted corn pudding, dried fruit, and pepper finish. A nicely warming and satisfying strong ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Spicy, complex & rich & heavy
Aroma Aroma: Playdoh, honey vinaigrette on greens, and lemon poppy seed muffin
Taste Flavor: vanilla nut brittle, roasted corn pudding, dried fruit, and pepper
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Fish & Chips, Cotswold
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely warming and satisfying strong ale.
The Producer

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom

The Producer
26 S. Main St
Travelers Rest, SC 29690
USA
1 864-275-0165
Strong Ale
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Serve in a Snifter
Strong ales are amber to dark brown in color and range in alcohol from 7-11.5%. These beers have a sweet malty palate and a notable degree of fruitiness. They may also feature medium-to-high hop bitterness tempering the overall sweet malt character. Beers in this category may commonly be referred to as old ales, stock ales or winter warmers, but this category may also expand beyond these styles. Strong ales are higher-alcohol versions of pale ales, but are not as robust or alcoholic as barley wines. These beers lend themselves to being cellared, and in some cases can develop complex sherry-like notes over time. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale and Samuel Smiths Yorkshire Stingo.