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Bishop's Barrel 2 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 02-19-2013)
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Hops4Pops

Texas

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle procured several months ago
A: Poured into a large tulip. Giant amount of carbonation. Quickly receding head light-tan in color. Zero lacing on side of glass. Very red-ish amber color. Lots of particulate matter visible.
S: Sour cherries, malt, kind of a mix of beer, wine and champagne notes.
T: Wow. Lots of sour cherries. Sweetness from the malt. White wine and champagne. Almost no bitterness on the aftertaste but it is making my mouth water a lot and it makes me definitely want another sip.
M: An explosion of carbonation gives it a lot of crisp bite like champagne. I think the particles in suspension are the cherries and that being left on my tongue and its sourness is making my mouth water like crazy. I like it.
O: A very unique beer. The first I have had of this kind. This is the only one I had and it was a one time brew so I guess I probably won't be having any more of it. Too bad because I like it quite a bit. I would hhave rated it higher except there is not enough backbone to balance out the champagne characteristics. Its really pretty interesting and it could pass for champagne almost. For more information visit this page I just found: http://www.saintarnold.com/bb/

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2013 23:30:22 | More by Hops4Pops
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Appearance: This poured a reddish orange with a a thick cream colored finger and a half head. No lacing occurred throughout the entirety of the glass.

Smell: Bright sour cherry, white wine and oak barrel. The malt is faintly there as well.

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Bishop's Barrel 2 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.