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Bourbon Cru - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

225 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 39
Gots: 59 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hardywood Bourbon Cru is brewed in the fashion of the abbey quadrupel, the grand cru of many of Belgium’s revered monastic breweries. Bourbon Cru displays a sunset orange hue with a substantial head and brilliant clarity after months of barrel ageing. The maturity and melding of flavors brought on by the freshly drained, half-decade old Virginia bourbon barrels from Fredericksburg’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery lends an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Cru.
Almond toffee and oaky vanilla aromatics give way to dark cherries, raisins and mature whiskey. A bit of plum flavor is greeted by caramel overtones and an assertive yet incredibly rounded body and a lingering, bourbon-laced finish.

18 IBU

(Beer added by: YumYumGumGum on 05-02-2012)
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

schmidtmattsays, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

plumcrazyfx, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BeerHunter76, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

HopVA, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottle into a snifter.

pours a dark brown with a nice head. smell is kind of light on bourbon and sweet . taste is terrific with caramel, candy sugar and slight bourbon that compliments greatly and doesn't overpower. medium bodied, low carbonation. ABV very well hidden.

overall a very impressive quad!

Axnjxn, Nov 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

dkw0063, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

nandemo1, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

fredmugs, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

FLenoci, Oct 27, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -56.9%

raveskdr, Oct 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

SalukiAlum, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

FUwolfpacker, Oct 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

catboy, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JordanPP, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mikeincharleston, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JLeet, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

e30todamax, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Todd, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Jason, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a reddish brown with minimal head. I do pick up traces of plum and raisin as stated on label, but mostly pick up an oaky, boozy aroma replete with caramel, toffee and black cherry aroma. I did find this beer boozy at first, even a little heat, but it mellowed as I sipped and sipped. Touches of tart cherry, sticky caramel, toffee, possible vanilla and raisin, smooth, fuller body thanks to the barrels, overall a good beer but not something I would label quad, at least not in the traditional sense. Nonetheless an enjoyable beer that is a pleasure to relax with.

clayrock81, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

cw577enfield, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

BA_Berto, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

marcngin, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

chefduff2, Aug 20, 2013
Bourbon Cru from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.