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Pruim Barrel-Aged Lambic

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

pFriem
Pruim Barrel-Aged Lambic

Category: Barrel Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6.3%
Nearly opaque amber pink color. Odd aromas and flavors of melted candle wax, bbq rub and woods, and dried citrus and seeds with a slightly chewy, shrill, medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium finish with nuances of roasted lemon juice, pickled root vegetables, gooseberry, and wet wood finish. A seriously sour ale for the table.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sour & Tart & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: melted candle wax, bbq rub and woods, and dried citrus and seeds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of roasted lemon juice, pickled root vegetables, gooseberry, and wet wood
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Tartare, Oysters With Mignonette, Steak & Potatoes
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A seriously sour ale for the table.

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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