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Oud Bruin Barrel-Aged Brown Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

pFriem
Oud Bruin Barrel-Aged Brown Ale

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.7%
Light mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate-drizzled roasted nuts, dried fruits, and white balsamic drizzled pannetone and bread with a velvety, bright, finely carbonated, sweet-and-sour medium body and a sleek, engaging, medium-length pickled berries and white chocolate brittle finish. A delicious, well-balanced barrel aged ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: chocolate-drizzled roasted nuts, dried fruits, and white balsamic drizzled pannetone and bread
Taste Flavor: pickled berries and white chocolate brittle
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: French Onion Soup, Buffalo Wings, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, well-balanced 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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