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Barrel Program 1 - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 18
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Barrel Program I is a blend of two barrel-aged beers:

Beer 1 – An American farmhouse ale fermented in stainless steel with ale yeast, then aged for 20 months in French oak red wine barrels with a mix of wild yeast and souring bacteria.

Beer 2 – Peeper wort fermented 100% with Brettanomyces in French oak red wine barrels, and aged 12 months.

We bottled the blended beer in December 2012 and let it condition until its release. The result, a refreshing blonde ale with considerable barrel character. Barrel Program I was an exercise in patience – it took over 3 years to craft. We hope you enjoy it! Cheers!

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014)
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Barrel Program 1 from Maine Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.