FraGeeLay - Karbach Brewing Co.
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4.98/5 rDev +22.4%
What we have here is Karbach's Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Winter black ale aged in bourbon barrels.
Let's just say.. it's great!
Plenty of chocolate and ginger spices.... all wrapped up in a gentle bourbon blanket... to make you feel warm and cozy.
I am hoping this will be an every Christmas type release. 2012 was the first year for this beer. Sold in bombers and available on tap a few places around Houston.
What a great, great beer. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out is top notch and this simply improves on it.
12-24-2012 19:50:36 | More by Ford
4.55/5 rDev +11.8%
On tap at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer, the Hey Merchant, and via bottle in Houston, TX.
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger rocky tan head forms with excellent retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind.
S: At first, the bourbon barrel hits the nose. Vanilla, oak, light sweetness. Coco beans and bakers chocolate comes next. Baked bread with cinnamon spice. I love the aroma. Everything is so well melded together.
T: Like the nose everything works and completes everything else that is going on. Big oak and wood aromas up front with vanilla sweetness. Big coco bean flavors and slightly bitter bakers chocolate. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spices. Everything is balanced perfectly.
M/D: A medium to full body. Very fine carbonation. Velvety smooth and creamy. So enjoyable to drink. I can do more than sip on this.
I love Yule Shoot Your Eye Out. This is excellent as well. Maybe even more enjoyable. Everything is so well balanced. Some people might think that a detriment. Though to me, the subtleties of bourbon barrel, chocolate, and spices that all intermingle are perfect. Well done.
01-17-2013 02:26:37 | More by champ103
4.41/5 rDev +8.4%
FUN 002, aged 14 months
A- Pours light brown with a tan head one finger head.
S- Apples, cinnamon, pumpkin and cocoa
T- Light bourbon flavor, along with oak. Spices are prominant, alcohol is well hidden
M- Very creamy and smooth
O- This held up very well after 14 months. The carbonation was still very prominent, as well as the spices. The only thing that receded was the bourbon. The color lightened up as well, to a light brownish/caramel. This beer was absolutely wonderful
02-16-2014 04:49:15 | More by Can_has_beer
4.33/5 rDev +6.4%
Chill night watching football, figured I'd open one of these, I don't write full reviews often, but this is a beer (and brewery) that I feel like are worth it. Karbach is doing great things.
A - Poured into a snifter, frothy tan head with crazy lacing, especially for a barrel aged beer. I've only had Yule Shoot on draft, but I don't recall it being quite this pretty.
S - Big vanilla/oak presence, spices are very toned down relative to the base beer (which for me is a good thing). This is one that I could smell for a while.
T - Frankly, I think the smell is better than the taste, but not by much. Same muted spice relative to the base beer, very smooth and subdued tasting beer, great balance. Barrel flavor is not as present as I thought it would be based on the aroma, but some interesting cherry/fig flavors are brought out that I don't remember from Yule.
M - Perfectly "weighty" and appropriate for a cold (read: 40F) Texas night. Pretty damn drinkable as well. Hopefully they can keep supply in line with demand on these BA products going forward.
12-29-2012 03:04:29 | More by drummermattie02
FraGeeLay from Karbach Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.