Old Growth - Trinity Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
4.28/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle Numer 1209-11 Barrel Number SB2, SB4, NBB3 poured to NBB globe. The beer pours a thick rich brown with amber mahogany edges in the light. Flat though, not much of a head to report nor lacing or retention. The only thing about this beer that isn't welcoming or impressive. The nose is a pleasant blend of tart fruit character, sweet malt, oak, vanilla, and dark fruit - the former being most prevalent. The flavor follows suit with a pronounced tart sour character that dominates the flavor throughout: first flavor you encounter and lasts until it's the last thing you taste. The oak and vanilla and malty sweetness are much less prevalent than in the nose but the fruity character is a bit more bold. Finishes crisp and actually quite smooth. Medium bodied but nut much carbonation. Overall, I really enjoy this beer! I am told each bottle tastes a little different so I will be heading back to pick more up. It's a bit pricey at around $25/bottle but I would cellar a few and save for a nice occasion. It's interesting to see people's reaction to the beer. I didn't pick up any of the unpleasant characteristics others commented on. Perhaps its this bottle or batch. I would recommend for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2012 21:36:44 | More by hopfacebrew
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3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
surprised this is rated as low as it is, thought there was a lot of hype about it? anyways, the beer is darn good, yet not adding much to the genre, despite the addition of toasted almonds to the brew, which i wanted to taste a lot more than i do. while there is a distinct nuttiness amongst all the lactic sour intensity and acidic chocolate malt, that earthy vanilla milky complex never arrives. not much head or real carbonation to this, it could use about 25% more of these than it has, but other than that, the beer is great. nice acidity, some simplicity too for trinity, who is known for bizarre recipes, clay aging and the like. this is a bit more straight forward, very much in the oud bruin style, with all the sourness coming on the tail end. mild malt body, almonds flash in for just a second mid palate when i search for them, but a higher dose of that would set this beer apart.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 01:02:50 | More by StonedTrippin
Old Growth from Trinity Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.