Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The beer poured into the glass lightly hazy amber golden with a tannish, tall and long lasting head which coated the glass from top to bottom.
The aroma was citrusy with a strong presence of grapefruits, oranges and also a grassy and resinous hop character. Malt was secondary to the hop aromatics and contained a sizable caramel presence.
The flavor was mellow and smooth by comparison to the aroma. With a tannin character imparted from the oak and a vanilla presence the hops became smooth as silk with a citrusy and still grassy presence, but smooth instead of aggressive and rough. The malt flavor of caramel was well done and kept the overwhelming flavor and bittering of the hops in check. The oak was well done as well and never overpowering.
The finish was dry with long lasting citrusy and grassy bittering into the aftertaste and beyond. The body was medium full and had a creamy character from the moderate level of carbonation. I can certainly see why this one is a favorite. The smooth flavor coupled with the assertive nose really leads to a winning combination.
12 ounce bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2006 22:58:40 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
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