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pFriem

pFriem
Bailey’s Taproom 10th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Barrel Aged Ale

pFriem
Bailey’s Taproom 10th Anniversary Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Pale Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.5%
Hazy golden yellow color. Savory, sourish aromas and flavors of citrus vinaigrette, marinated peaches and mango, herbal sourdough stuffing, and kombucha with a supple, lively, frothy, sourish medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-length finish evoking shades of radish sprouts, vanilla nut brittle, and dried coconut finish. A refreshing and nuanced lightly sour barrel aged ale.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Sour & Tart
Aroma Aroma: citrus vinaigrette, marinated peaches and mango, herbal sourdough stuffing, and kombucha
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of radish sprouts, vanilla nut brittle, and dried coconut
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Weiner-Schnitzel, Paella, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing and nuanced lightly sour barrel aged ale.

The Producer

Pfriem Family Brewers

The Producer
707 Portway Avenue, Suite 101
Hood River, OR 97031
USA
1 541-321-0490

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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