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Merlot Sister - Fremont Brewing Company

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Merlot Sister
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 6.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 03-26-2013)
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The SIster Imperial IPA aged in Merlot Barrel

A - Served a pinkish-orange with a small light tan head that quickly fades to half and moves to one side.

S - Mild merlot-wine barrel and hoppy sweetness from the ipa base.

T - Again mild, but sufficient merlot flavors, then some barrel, finally the ipa shows up with a sticky sweetness and dank hops.

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Merlot Sister from Fremont Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.