Barrel Program 1 - Maine Beer Company

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Barrel Program 1Barrel Program 1

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very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 18
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 04-04-2014

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!
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy off-white head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, Brett, red wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a great smell, but the flavors don't match up in my opinion.

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass. Sounds like a lot of work went Into this beer. Excited to try it. It's a bright gold color, very clear. A little visible carbonation. Reminds me of a real juicy ipa. Smell is sour. Green apple, grapes, apricot? , a little funk but the fruit is very vibrant in the aroma. The taste starts off sour and turns a bit sweet at the end. It's dry, with a medium mouthfeel, some nice carbonation. Sour grapes, slight cherry, bubblegum, and something that I can only describe as an apple core, it's a little different. It's a nice flavor with a dry finish. This definitely wasn't as sour as I expected. Pretty well balanced. Glad I got to try this one. May even drink another bottle instead of trading away.

Barrel Program 1 from Maine Beer Company
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.