Celebratory Ale - BarrelHouse Brewing Company

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Celebratory Ale
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BarrelHouse Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRG1313 on 03-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by wethorseblanket:
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Jay - thanks. Bottle #310 of 2108. 136 IBU.

A: Pours a dark reddish with a half-inch thick off-white head which fades to a thin cap a yields spotty lace.

N: Malty and faint citrus notes.

T: Boozy, butterscotch, malty.

M: Semi-full body and medium carbonation. Malty, sticky, semi-sweet finish.

O: Not sure what this is celebrating. Whatever it is, I'll pass.

More User Reviews:
Photo of tomheath14
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle #293/2108

This beer was surprisingly balanced considering the IBU rating of 136 !! The malt character and wide variety of hops used seemed to help produce a silky mouthfeel. The beer was smooth and very drinkable even for those who are afraid of +100 IBU brews. Great job BHBC Crew !

Photo of ChrisAlbertine
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm really impressed with this beer. Just randomly picked it being an imperial red ale and really was into how it tasted. Unlike any other beer I've tried before. Smooth amazing unique red taste, and kept me wanting more. I went back and got 3 more bottles. 1 for myself and 2 for friends to try and they were just as stoked. What a great 1 year anniversary beer!

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Celebratory Ale No. 1.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better aroma in my opinion.

Celebratory Ale from BarrelHouse Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.