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Frostbite - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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(Beer added by: TheBeerAlmanac on 10-17-2011)
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3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft poured into a stemmed pilsner glass

This one is a treat. I’ve been yearning for something with a bit more punch since I’ve been in town. This is Frostbite, a Belgian strong ale aged in oak wine barrels.

A: Pours an amber/orange hue with very tight, white bubbles coalescing into a paper thin head.

S: Aroma is strong with hints of caramel and alcohol up front, reminiscent of other bourbon barrel aged brews, not necessarily wine, and complemented with sweet, heavy maltiness.

T/M: The taste follows suit at first: strong bourbon-like caramel notes and a warm mouthfeel, but starts to give way to some lighter white grape, a vinegar acidity and deep woody, earthy oakiness.

It’s a bit more basic than I wanted but it’s strong in a tasty way and reminds me of some bourbon aged ales from home. Mmm, bourbon.


Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W Grand Ave, Chicago

10-17-2011 01:24:11 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
Frostbite from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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