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Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale - Anheuser-Busch

Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask AleMichelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 457
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 25.87%


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Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

During even the coldest of weather, warm up to the smooth, robust taste of our Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale. Full of rich aromas that you find in the winter months, hints of vanilla and flavorful hops, this is a beer that is great for pouring into a large tulip glass and enjoying with friends around a fireplace.

17 IBU

(Beer added by: JISurfer on 12-15-2005)
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ccrida

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into my large St. Feuillien goblet,
Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale actually started to overflow the bottle rather quickly on popping the cap, which surprised me seeing as I don't think it's bottle conditioned. Copper with a noisy, quickly dissipating off-white head that leaves zero lace, ultimately dead still.

Smell is sweet, vanilla, caramel and oranges. Good, if a bit to candy like.

Taste is really heavy on the vanilla, it's a fairly natural flavor that works, but is a bit over done, like bananas foster. The bottler cites bourbon barrels and noble hops, but honestly, save for some light phenols, I'm just getting a lot of (granted rather tasty) vanilla. I guess there's a bit of bitterness on the finish to keep it from being cloying. A decent desert beer, but not something I'll probably ever revisit.

Mouthfeel is has a sharper carbonation and drier bite, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is ok, a bit one dimensional though. I dig vanilla a lot, and at first thought it was really tasty, but quickly tired. Still, one of the best specialty A-B beer's I've had, I just wish they didn't rely so much on the adjuncts. But I give them a lot of credit for branching out. On the other hand, there are enough great craft brewers out there slaving away putting out much better beer that I really don't feel to obliged to support this corporate giant, even though I'm open-minded to all their offerings, whenever I get around to trying them!

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 07:36:38 | More by ccrida
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Michelob Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale from Anheuser-Busch
67 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.