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Aviary Six - Clynelish 1995 - Evil Twin Brewing

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Aviary Six - Clynelish 1995
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Reviews: 1
Hads: 8
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky barrel aged.
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Reviews: 1 | Hads: 8
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at The Aviary.

A - Most voluminous foam of the series. Bottle was a slow gusher, and head lingered indefinitely.

S - This smells infected - there's definite brett and an odd sort of vinous and perhaps lactic character in the periphery. I'd never heard of Clynelish, but from the aroma I thought this might be some sort of port or red wine barrel variant; never would have guessed it was a single malt. Mix of tart grapeskin, cherry, sour candy, and oak. The bonus yeast has actually attenuated the base beer quite a bit, and I don't get much whisky character at all.

T - The taste isn't quite as good. It's very much a bretty Belgian Strong, with toasted grains, fruity sweetness, and light lactic and tart notes, as well as a bit of oak. Not really getting a ton of whisky. I know Highlands are significantly less peaty than Islay, but I expected at least a bit more spirit character.

M - Medium body, a bit lighter than the other variants. Pleasant carbonation, lightly tannic finish. No real alcohol presence.

D - This was surprisingly enjoyable, even though I think the flavors weren't the intended ones. The mild sourness was actually quite refreshing relative to the other beers; perhaps Jeppe should make a wild series with this base next time?

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Aviary Six - Clynelish 1995 from Evil Twin Brewing
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