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Barrel Aged Olde Ale | Saugatuck Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Olde AleBarrel Aged Olde Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saugatuck Brewing Company
Michigan, United States | website

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The love on this hand branded label only slightly reflects the love that went into this beer. We started with a rich grain bed, full of specialty malts to make the flavor as big as possible. Then we added a beautiful mixture of hops, combining to bring the perfect balance before barrel aging in oak bourbon barrels for over four months. We read to it every day, kissed it goodnight, and now we're entrusting it to you. Don't make us regret it.

Added by MasterSki on 12-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10
Photo of SerialTicker
4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served at Frankenmuth's World Expo of Beer 2016.

I nursed the shit out of this at the WEoB ... it was so damn good. One of, if not THEE, best old ales I've had. The bourbon is ever-present, but the vanilla and oak flavors with the dark fruit and the perfect amount of alcohol heat and flavor with a wonderful mouthfeel... total heaven. Never thought TOO much of Saugatuck before, but this is most definitely world class stuff.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this brew from Masterski this past summer. Cheers man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2013

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, off-white or cream colored head with good retention. Clear maroon red or burgundy in color with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thin wisp and coats the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Solid looking brew.

SMELL: Oak, caramel, toffee, red fruit with some light spices and alcohol on the nose. Plenty forthcoming.

TASTE: Caramel, toffee, with some spicy alcohol up front. Sweet malt flavors run into a big and boozy finish with bourbon, oak, toffee, some sweet red fruits and a touch of vanilla as well. Some alcohol spices linger on the palate. Flavorful with some very nice sweet malts and barrel elements here.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate, goes down a bit hot with a burn and finishes sticky. Some heat lingers. Good, full feel.

OVERALL: This is really good. Big nose and flavor with a top notch look and feel to package it all. Lots of sweetness from the base beer works with the oak and bourbon elements very nicely. Quality, quality brew for sure. Thanks again Masterski. Recommended.

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Barrel Aged Olde Ale from Saugatuck Brewing Company
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