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Lonesome Dove - Sun King Brewing Company

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Lonesome Dove
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 14.43%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Etan on 11-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Tripel aged in a spent Pappy Van Winkle barrel. 30 IBU
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer is a pleasant golden color with a modest white head topping my snifter. Not much lacing is left along the sides of the glass.

Smell - Wow! The smells like some heavy booze. There is some breadiness to the smell, but not much more.

Taste - The booze jumps out in the initial taste. This is hot. Amidst the booze, I detect peaches, bread, sour malts, and something akin to butterscotch. I can't really detect the banana notes of a Belgian. The finish does not burn as badly as I suspected it might based on the initial. The aftertaste is like bourbon without the burn.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel matches the style, thick and coating the tongue in its booziness.

Overall - I am not sure I have had a barrel aged version of a tripel that I liked. My hopes were high for this one since it is aged in Pappy. Instead, I am a little disappointed.

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Lonesome Dove from Sun King Brewing Company
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