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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock

Category: Barrel Aged Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock

Category: Barrel Aged Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 9.5%
Mahogany color. Aromas of roasted cashew, cola nut, chocolate yogurt, and leather with a velvety, crisp, finely carbonated, dry medium body and a warming, charming, medium-length salami, leather, spiced nuts, and peppered grilled endive finish. A well-balanced, not-too-oaky, toasty lager for holiday toasting and pairing.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty
Aroma Aroma: roasted cashew, cola nut, chocolate yogurt, and leather
Taste Flavor: salami, leather, spiced nuts, and peppered grilled endive
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Ribs, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-balanced, not-too-oaky, toasty lager for holiday toasting and pairing.
The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007
Barrel Aged Lager
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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 (vanilla, 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 Lager