The Auroch's Horn Aged On Rhubarb - Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company

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88
very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: yamar68 on 01-08-2012)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Pours with a thick bubbly head of about three fingers. The color is darker orange/straw. Very cloudy look to the body of the beer. Average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Spicy yeast with plenty of grass and straw aromas jump out first. Mild fruity hops with some semi-sweet rhubarb. Rhubarb not as potent as I expected it to be. Lingering lemon/lime sting rounds this brew out. Nothing overly complex but very pleasant.

Taste: Tart rhubarb and grassy earthy yeast hit first. Creamy, buttery body transitions nicely off the tartness of the front. Mild fruity, medium dry hop tones pop up toward the end of this brew and continue to dry out into the finish. Aftertaste is lingering bitterness with dry yeast tones.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much what you'd expect out of a belgian style ale. Heavy on the dryness, carbonation is prevalent but does not distract away from everything going on here. No sense of the 10% abv.

Overall: A well crafted ale. Quite a bit going on here and all the flavors and aromas play along well together. The rhubarb was pretty subdued on the aroma but was able to shine through with a pleasant tartness. Slow sipper, a really great brew.

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Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a dark golden hue (slightly murky) with high carbonation producing a 2-3 inch bubbly white head. Excellent retention. Good amount of lasting lacing too.
S: Fresh and spicy Belgian yeast, fruity esters, toasted grains, and a whiff of honey and rhubarb.
T: Wow...the aroma got turned on its head...rhubarb and honey right up front here. Fruity esters and Belgian yeast. Hint of toasted grains and malt. Surprisingly good.
M: Smooth, sweet, and with a good amount of carbonation to prickle the palate. Surprisingly light body given the hefty ABV.
D: This is one damn good beer! Just about as drinkable as a 10% ABV brew can get. The rhubarb adds a very pleasant layer of complexity and melds well with the rest of the notes. One would think this would hardly be noticeable, but it makes its presence known.

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The Auroch's Horn Aged On Rhubarb from Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.