Bourbon Cru - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
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Reviews by alpinebryant:
4.54/5 rDev +11.5%
A: Pours a light clear chestnut color with a sticky lacing head that hung around for a while but was mostly around the edges.
S: Aroma of a sweet fresh bourbon oak barrel. Sweet malt and very light bourbon with a light belgian musky aroma. Vanilla and toffee.
T: The wood flavors are fresh and oily rather than aged or stale / Still green tasting in barrel. After reading the description a little clearer, I guess these barrels are only 5 years old. I kinda like this flavor added to a strong ale to be honest. Flavors of vanilla, green pear, purple plums and light toffee mix together for an interesting combo.
M: Medium body with light carbonation .
O: Overall, I enjoyed this pretty well. I have not had a ton of Cru's per se, but this is one of the more interesting that I have had. A Greenhorn barrel aged cru with notes of vanilla , toffee and bourbon. Definitely would have again
01-19-2013 02:01:30 | More by alpinebryant
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4/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance: orangey amber, hazy brownish color, thin residual off white head
Aroma; spicy/peppery Belgian yeast phenols, sugary sweetness in the malth, thick bready scent, orange and banana fruit whiffs, slight bourbon aroma
Taste: Belgian yeast character peppery and spicy up front, heavy breadiness, slight bourbon like alcohol burn in the throat on the finish, slight banana and orange fruitiness, sweet finish
Mouthfeel: thick and viscous, full bodied, slightly vinous with noticeable alcoholic strength, medium carbonation
Overall impression: A comparatively less complex quad than the true Belgian Trappists but with some interesting bourbon notes that make for an interesting sipper. Much closer to an abbey quad than a Trappist style quad because of sweet finish.
07-11-2013 00:57:28 | More by dwren89
4.75/5 rDev +16.7%
Kinda cola looking, thinnish white head.
Rich and magnificent nose, vanilla and oak and lots of Belgian quad fruit.
The bourbon lends a bit of tang to this, traces of orange, plums, dates, and plenty of figs. It's truly a magnificent quad even fresh. A bit hot on the finish, but this came from the brewery just a couple weeks ago.
Thinnish, but with some cola-ish brightness. Not the best, but really I have to dig to find anything wrong with this.
It is absolutely all I could have hoped for from a bourbon barrel quad. I hesitate to say perfect, but then I say it anyway.
05-19-2012 02:14:49 | More by zaphodchak
Bourbon Cru from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.