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Russell Nectar Of The Gods - Whiskey Barrel Aged - Russell Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 4.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 03-10-2012)
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-16-2014 15:13:56 | More by rogerdandy
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-20-2013 17:10:57 | More by ZachT
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-07-2013 13:58:32 | More by liamt07
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2011 650ml bomber poured into tulip 29/4/13 cheers Rutager for the bottle

A glows a deep amber with little clarity, just a thin film for a head with a few patches of lace, looks a little still but I love the color

S a little wood and vanilla from the barrel but not too strong, lots of brown sugar, caramel and plum with just a hint of funky earth and booze, dry cereal and sweet bourbon soaked raisins

T mimics the smell quite well, I get the black current written on the bottle but it wasn't until I read it on the label, honey and a little spice I can't place with everything else I smell

M low carbonation and silky upon entry, slight tannins and a little heat, JD on the finish with a little funky fruit

O pretty solid beer but not up there with Demeters but then again I never had this one fresh, the barrels there but I'm guessing this one peaked before I got to it

I'm pleased that we have some great breweries pulling off some barrel aged brews here out West. Solid offering form Russel but I'd drink it now if you still have bottles kicking around

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 01:52:57 | More by wordemupg
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Adam for this bottle!
Poured in to snifter.

A - Poured a deep copper colour with a glowing golden orange across the bottom of the glass. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed.

S - Sweet vanilla with a big oaky presence up front. Lighter whiskey notes are complimented by some fruity and caramel aromas in the background.

T - A huge oak presence dominates the palate with some bitter tannins present. The vanilla is slightly less prevalent than in the nose but adds a nice sweetness and, along with the whiskey profile, adds a layer of flavour to balance out the big oaky profile. The mid-palate adds some fruity and black currant flavours with lighter tropical fruit notes and a noticeable hop profile. The expected sweetness from the base beer doesn't really materialize, with only a touch of caramel sweetness present in the background. The finish is full of oak and a touch of whiskey.

M - Medium body; slightly sticky. Moderate carbonation.

O - My guess is that they used Jack Daniel's barrels for this one, as I got a lot of the tannic oaky flavours and toned-down whiskey profile that seem to be derived from JD barrel aging. Had this been aged in bourbon barrels or perhaps a different type of whiskey barrel, it likely would be a better compliment for the base beer and create a much better overall beer. That said, this was still an excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 14:09:39 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-05-2013 16:52:49 | More by oldp0rt
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The bottle says 10% but this listing says 9% alcohol

"whiskey barrel aged"

A: solid head, opaque, looks like a pale ale
S: oak, sweetness
T: Tropical fruit, dates, spices, oak, beautiful bitter to follow, the wheat gives it a unique taste
M: no thinness noted
O: best beer I've tasted in a while. Unique. Complex. As good as any beer available to me

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 05:59:03 | More by 604growler
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thefullpython


4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-12-2012 08:48:39 | More by thefullpython
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-30-2012 22:08:39 | More by 4ster
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one's been staring at me for a while from the back of the fridge.

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange amber with alomost 2 fingers of thick, off white head.

Smell. Booze, ripe fresh pineapple, some vanilla and wood. Interesting.

Taste. Sweet light grains, some pineapple and tropical fruits, a little woody whiskey and vanilla.

Mouthfeel. Full body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. This is one big beer. Nice base beer for the style but not sure how much the barrel aging contributed. I'd love to try the unbarreled beer some time!

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:13:34 | More by Rutager
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joey5cents

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-26-2012 18:00:17 | More by joey5cents
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-17-2012 04:05:08 | More by seeswo
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-11-2012 02:36:46 | More by chickenm
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange copper with 1 finger of head which dissipates into a thin film.

S: Initial smell of oak aged booziness with vanilla and sweet malts with hints of banana. Definitely noticeable whisky aroma.

T: Initially followed the smell with upfront whisky, wet oak and vanilla with a smooth warming alcohol finish. As it warmed the bitterness of the hops came forward.

M: Medium with low carbonation and noticeable alcohol presence.

O: The flavours from the whisky ageing dominate the profile of this beer, which is not necessarily a bad thing as I quite enjoyed it. However I would like to try this wheat wine without the whisky barrel ageing to get the base flavours.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 04:05:02 | More by FondueVoodoo
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The game is certainly afoot in BC as Russell comes out swinging in 2012. This is style not yet seen in BC and I think they not only pull it off but take up a few notches with the Barrel Aging.

The Wheat smoothes out the big beer so that it is drinkable now though cellar time would improve it. The vanilla notes from the oak add to the complexity and meld with the hops used.

Impressive beer by any standard and for Russell it puts them in the Phillips/ Driftwood league.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 00:09:05 | More by canucklehead
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 1/4" foamy tan coloured head over cloudy muddy amber liquid.

S: A whiskey assault with a hint of yeast in the background.

T: Very whiskey forward with oak flavours as well. These flavours drown out the beautiful nature of this wheatwine. I have had it in some of its other permutations at the cask events around the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and I have to say that this probably could have sat in the barrels for half as long.

M: Drying from the alcohol and an alcohol burn, medium viscosity and a medium-to-low level of carbonation.

O: This is one of those cases where the unconditioned beer tastes better than conditioned beer. If the brewers from Russell read this, I don't particularly think you need to do much to your plain wheatwine. And if you do, just go subtle because it is already an amazing wheatwine as it is. Just look at the ratings that Derek and I gave the "women and beer" version of the fruit infused wheatwine from last year; and we are both tough people to impress.

However, the plain Jane Nectar of the Gods wheatwine is so good that it wouldn't hurt to have it a year round release. It is the best Russell product I have tried. To come with the seasons, different additives could be infused with this wonderful beer and I'm sure the series would be very successful.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 00:40:42 | More by DaftCaskBC
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Limited (possibly one-off) bottle version of last year's cask. Barrel aged and a higher ABV than the cask. Copper colour with a thick, porous off-white head.

I've never had a wheatwine before, so I'm not sure what to expect. There's a kind of quirky, barleywine-esque type scent. Wheat malt scent, fruits, vanilla and booze.

The taste is of wheat malt, vanilla, and a definite boozy, winey flavour. A big mix of fruit in there, also with some nice bready malts. Really hard to describe, but very enjoyable. Alcohol is definitely noticeable

Smooth mouthfeel; definite booze presence. A good beer - I'd love to store one - but one to take your time with.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 07:29:57 | More by BDTyre
Russell Nectar Of The Gods - Whiskey Barrel Aged from Russell Brewing Company
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