The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,556
Reviews: 650
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 562
Gots: 472 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  12.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Down in Kentucky and across the pond in Scotland, distillers who age their whiskeys for many years refer to the evaporation of the spirits from their barrels as “The Angel’s Share.” We couldn’t agree more. Each time a barrel is filled, a measure of liquid seeps into the oak and is lost for good.This striking Strong Ale is brewed with copious amounts of Caramel malt to emphasize the vanilla and oak flavors found in freshly emptied bourbon or brandy barrels. The beer spends a year in oak before it is packaged for release.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 08-23-2006)
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O - Definitely a sipping beer. Wish I had a roaring fire going in the fire place and a good book in hand. I really enjoyed this beer and will buy it again next time I see it. Another excellent beer from Lost Abbey.

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The Angel's Share - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Lost Abbey
95 out of 100 based on 1,556 ratings.