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Fremont Brewing

Fremont Brewing
2020 B-Bomb Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale

Category: Wood Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
2022 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - Best Wood Aged Ale

Fremont Brewing
2020 B-Bomb Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Winter Ale

Category: Wood Aged Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of caramel, toasted panettone, dried figs, sticky date pudding, and hints of turmeric with a round, vibrant, finely carbonated, off-dry full body and a warming, elaborate, very long finish that shows touches of coconut. Finesse and elegance. Try this Wood Aged Ale with exceptional integration of oak and malt.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: caramel, toasted panettone, dried figs, sticky date pudding, and hints of turmeric
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of coconut
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tuna Casserole, Roasted Chicken, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Finesse and elegance. Try this Wood Aged Ale with exceptional integration of oak and malt.

The Producer

Fremont Brewing Co

The Producer
3409 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
USA
1 206-661-1648

Wood Aged Ale

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The category of wood-aged beer represents a diverse range of ale and lager styles that have been aged in neutral wood. These beers commonly range between 6-8% in alcohol with further variations depending on the interpretation of the style. These beers are characterized by wood-influenced flavors of vanilla, caramel, toast and coconut in addition to flavors and aromas of the base style. 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 wood-aged for an additional level of complexity, although wood-aged versions of darker or more alcoholic styles are among the more common examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Innis & Gunn Original Oak-Aged Beer, Stone OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout.

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