Red Wood Wine Barrel Aged Ale - Tree Brewing
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Props to my bro for picking up a bottle for me before they ran out and shipping it to me as part of my Christmas beer package.
A - Pours a slightly hazy dark amber colour with a copper hue, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.
S - Scent is a tad mild offering up a heavy dose of caramel, touch of vineous wine and grape skins, hint of vanilla and a peppery finish.
T - The wine flavours are mild, but definitely detectable offering up the unique bitterness associated with a dry red wine. A solid caramel malt backbone complements the wine flavours alongside some plums, peppercorns and sweet corn. A leafy green hop note is detectable on the finish and the caramel notes linger with a hint of vanilla, oak and toffee.
M - Medium bodied, creamy and a touch of dryness.
O - A tasty wine barrel aged ale that doesn't overwhelm the palette, yet could still potentially benefit from a bit more aging. I believe it could be considered a bit pricey for the flavour profile, however, it is certainly sessionable and easy drinking. Really glad I had the opportunity to try it, though I'm not certain I would ask my brother to rush out and pick up another bottle if they were to brew it again.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 17:48:36 | More by andrenaline
Red Wood Wine Barrel Aged Ale from Tree Brewing
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