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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings - The Bruery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden RingsBourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings

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BA SCORE
84
good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 31 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  16.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our '12 Days of Christmas' winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The barrel aged edition has taken on notable flavors from the time spent in oak, adding a level of burnt wood, sweet boubron and under-ripe fruit.

(Beer added by: CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013)
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 11/20/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque, murky, muddy brown with a finger and a half of fluffy ecrue head. The foam fades quickly without leaving any lace.

Aromas of vanilla, pineapple, bourbon and vague spices. A pronounced alcohol "chill" is noticeable in and amongst the tantalizing sweetness.

Flavors are big, bold, boozy and sweet. The pineapples are actually still quite prevalent but bourbon battles it for top billing. Spiced grilled pineapple, hot (but not too hot) bourbon, oaky vanilla, burnt caramelly malts, allspice, tangy citrus, mild cinnamon, some ginger and a healthy kick of alcohol. I like the play between the fruity, spicy base beer and the earthy barrel character. It's a hot but quite tasty bourbon soaked pineapple upside down cake.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
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