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Senor Viejo - Twisted X Brewing Company

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted X Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MEsquandoles on 09-22-2011

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On draft at Whip In, Austin Texas.
Really nice tequila kick to differentiate it from the whiskey barrel crowd. pretty beer, The brewer Twisted X, referes to it as an imperial black lager and I agree.
I liked the color and sipping quality, I also really liked the tequila reminder that came after.

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Black pour with a beige one-finger head. Aroma of alcohol, vanilla and roasted malt. Strong flavor of tequila, oak, and roasted malt. Has a slightly spicy flavor that comes out mid-taste. Finishes with a big, strong and spicy tequila flavor. Really good.

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Half pint for $5 at The Whip In in South Austin. I haven't heard of anywhere else having it.

Spicy, chocolate and vanilla, earthy. Tequila and oak presence is nice. Reminiscent of a lagered Baltic Porter mixed with a not-so-big barrel-aged porter or stout. Silky mouthfeel, lowly carbonated. Not too heavy, esp. for 8.2%.

I was intrigued by the big black lager aspect, but moreso, the tequila oak-aged aspect. The aroma is definitely its most impressive aspect. For a lager, I'd like crisper and more highly carbonated. Given the tequila oak-aging, I'd prefer something more robust and chocolately or earthy. That being said, it's an ambitious beer that's worth ordering.


From their website:
Tex Mex Imperial Black Lager - Schwarzbier Republic Tequila Barrel Aged

This Schwarzbier has been "imperialized" (alcohol content increased) and then left to age in tequila barrels (used Jack Daniels barrels which are then used by Republic Tequila to age there tequila to Repasado or Anejo styles). Aging this unique beer in tequila barrels adds subtle flavors of vanilla and oak while the tequila adds a mild citrus/agave sweetness. At 8.2% alcohol by volume Senor Viejo is our strongest, most seasoned beer.

About the name:
Senor Viejo meaning “very old man” or “the old one” or "Veteran". Schwarzbier, or "black beer", is a German dark lager beer. It has an opaque, black color and a full, chocolaty or coffee flavor. Although they share some similar flavors they are milder tasting and less bitter than British stouts or porters, owing to the use of Mexican lager rather than ale yeast and no roasted barley.

ABV: 8.2% - OG (Plato): 18 - IBU: 28 - SRM: 29

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Senor Viejo from Twisted X Brewing Company
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