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Murray's Anniversary Ale 6 (2011) - Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

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rAvg: 3.45
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Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 07-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our 6th Anniversary Ale is our biggest, most complex beer yet. Like previous year’s Anniversary Ales it has been treated to extensive oak barrel aging, and is packaged under cork in 750ml Sparkling bottles. The similarities stop there though... This year we are releasing a Belgian inspired Barleywine. At 15% abv it is by far our ’biggest’ beer ever and it is designed for extended cellaring. The blend of 5 different Belgian yeast strains makes for an incredibly complex ester profile. The high abv makes it’s presence felt with warmth right across the palate, but even at this early stage of the beer’s life is not ’hot’ or spirit like. The French and American oak barrels contribute further complex layers of flavour and aroma to the beer. Initially full and rich on the palate, AA6 finishes remarkably dry for a beer of this size.
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3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle split between 5 at Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured with no head. Cloudy ruby colour. No lace and no retention obviously. Unexciting.

S - Vinous, dark fruit, some hop, blueberries. Nice.

T - Boozy, liqueur-like. Fruity, vinous, and dark fruits.

M - Tingly carbonation, medium body, a little sharp in the finish.

O/D - Not bad. A weird body for a beer of this strength. A little odd in the flavour profile too, but kept me interested b/c of it's complexity. Still nothing worth raving about, especially b/c of the price tag, but glad I tried it.

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Murray's Anniversary Ale 6 (2011) from Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
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