Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.25/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I was excited to see something new on the "barrel aged" section at the Goose Island Brewpub, so I gave this barrel aged barleywine with brett a shot. On tap, served in a cervoise glass.
A - Pours thick and cloudy, with a brownish / red color. Cool looking beer with (what appears like) lots of live yeast floating around.
S - I was expecting some funk, but it actually smells more like a sweet lambic. More sour smelling than I expected.
T - Tart and sour up front, but this is immediately balanced out by the sweet malty backbone. Very interesting barleywine. I'm not sure what kind of barrels they used, but I can taste the oak for sure.
M - Mouthfeel was medium for the style, which I liked, since I don't like super-thick and cloying barleywines.
O - Definitely worth trying and a very unique take on a barleywine. I'd like to see GI keep experimenting with the sours and the funk...
Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
05-22-2013 12:28:16 | More by cnbrown313
Barrel Aged Brett Barleywine from Goose Island Beer Co.
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