Wolpertinger - Red Wine Barrel Aged - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
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Reviews by Monkeyknife:
4.23/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from the bottle a cloudy apricot-rust color with two fingers of wet beige head. Webs of sticky lacing left behind.
Aroma of tart canned cherries, red wine, oak and a bit of earthiness.
Much like the aroma, the taste was heavy on tart canned cherries along with oak and deep red wine notes. Finished clean.
Medium bodied and very dry with a lighter carbonation.
This beer was definitely worth the $11 a pint price. Try it if you can find it.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 23:49:37 | More by Monkeyknife
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4.26/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Flemish-style brown aged in Sonoma wine barrels -- the beer was brewed to celebrate UCBC's 3rd anniversary (2014)
The beer pours a coppery light brown topped by a loose and fluffy off-white head with adequate retention and some lacing. The nose is perfumey and fruity, notes reminiscent of lavender, oranges, black raspberries, and cherries (fruit cake?) - this is definitely not the nose I was expecting. It's more oaky/vanillin than vinous/(sonoma) red grapey. Strong flavors immediately take hold after the first sip; the first wave feels familiar, possibly a brighter stone fruit like under-ripened plum (a tad tart and acidic) and/or bananas, but the second wave highlights the beer's sweet, malty backbone fused with red wine barrel that slowly builds and lingers. It's a medium bodied beer bringing harmony between fruity yeast esters, a semi-sweet maltiness, and tart barrel bitterness - which only improves as the beer warms. It's mildly drying and has almost no booziness. I'm definitely impressed by this beer's amalgam of flavors and easy drinkability (a difficult task).
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 03:19:18 | More by ThePorterSorter
Wolpertinger - Red Wine Barrel Aged from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.