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Willimantic Brewing Co.

Willimantic Brewing Co.
Barrel Aged Tart Olde Raison Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Willimantic Brewing Co.
Barrel Aged Tart Olde Raison Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.2%
Opaque brown color. Aromas and flavors of blackstrap molasses, soy sautéed mushroom, burnt raisin toast, and cocoa powder tin with a supple, racy, effervescent, sour medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish that shows notes of currants, grilled green apples and lemons, apple cider vinaigrette, and cocoa dusted nuts finish. A savory, mouthwatering sour beer with an engaging sweet and sour balance.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild, Sour & Tart & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: blackstrap molasses, soy sautéed mushroom, burnt raisin toast, and cocoa powder tin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of currants, grilled green apples and lemons, apple cider vinaigrette, and cocoa dusted nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mole Chicken, Roasted Boar, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, mouthwatering sour beer with an engaging sweet and sour balance.

The Producer

Willimantic Brewing Co.

The Producer
967 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226-2330
USA
1 860-423-6777

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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