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Barrel Series No. 1 - J. Marie Aged In Whiskey Barrels - River North Brewery

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Barrel Series No. 1 - J. Marie Aged In Whiskey BarrelsBarrel Series No. 1 - J. Marie Aged In Whiskey Barrels

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BA SCORE
87
very good

40 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RuckusDu on 07-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The standard golden amber with a quickly dissipating head. Some decent carbonation on the tongue, however. A small pour at a time seems to work well.

Woody and fruity. Tastes like fruit leather, if they made it out of oranges. The whiskey flavor shows up quite nicely in the aftertaste. Put the glass down for a few minutes, and when you come back-- it's barrel time. Quite rich and tangy. The Belgian yeasty taste is quite nice. Very drinkable and flavorful.

They call this "barrel series no. 1" so it will be interesting to see what they do next. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Grapevine Liquor on Monaco.

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at his tasting.

2013 vintage. Bottle # 473/1092.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, yeast, and slight whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit and whiskey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an interesting barrel aging idea having a saison done in whiskey barrels.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 68 of 251

Short white head on a golden orange body. Leaves a collar. Some lacing left.

Barrel notes with a hint of tartness. Diggin the aroma.

Sweet, alcoholic whiskey finish. Get a little funkiness from the saison base. Would guess this at about an 8.2%abv

Thicker mouthfeel than most saisons, lower carbonation as well.

Pretty different yet somewhat unremarkable. The mouthfeel kind of kills it for me. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT. Worth a try if it gets in your way.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It says to share. I'll put it in two glasses. This is the whiskey barrel aged version of their traditional saison. Bottle 71/251 into Duvel tulip.

A - an aggressive pour revealed about a finger of off white head which quickly falls. Body is clear and a light amber or orange/wheat color.

S - aroma is very much like a saison. Floral. You really have to dig deep to get some whiskey. Definitely a stronger scented saison.

T - very interesting combo. Slight vanilla and caramel. Strong oak. Not as much field flavors as the aroma. Easy drinking but I don't know abv. Light orange cream.

M - some good carbonation and medium body. Nicely done.

O - it is a weird combo and quite good. Still trying to figure it out. Easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to daniloknezic for trading me the bottle! Thanks Don!

poured into tulip glass.

bottle 68/251.

reviewed from notes taken 8/14/12.

Appearance: orange bodied beer with small white head. drops to small ring.

Smell: oranges and lemons, vanilla, woody, earthy, and hay. has a lactic note that almost makes the beer smell like an orange creamsickle!

Taste: Hay, lemons, oranges, mild pepper and mild funk. A touch of vanilla and oak. Finishes sweet and mild whiskey note.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Almost has a syrupy mouthfeel to it. Just has enough carbonation to keep it from being overly syrupy.

Overall: Its an interesting beer for sure. Whiskey has a minor role in this beer, but it stands out in the crowd of an inventive and a unique craft beer.

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Barrel Series No. 1 - J. Marie Aged In Whiskey Barrels from River North Brewery
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