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Canada Le Castor is at it again...

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ricochet173, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (285) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Verified

    Microbrasserie Le Castor has just posted on facebook that they are currently making a Barleywine aged in Rum barrels. If this is anywhere near as good as their Bourbon Wee Heavy, then I am very much looking forward to trying this bad boy! The casks came from Jamaica apparently, in case you're wondering. Will post more when I get more details; just thought you lovely folks would like to know!
    kjyost likes this.
  2. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (860) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Verified

    Sounds very interesting!
  3. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,530) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Verified

    I've yet to try their Bourbon scotch ale but heard good things about it.
  4. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (285) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Verified

    I am not going to lie, it is priced quite poorly (something like 13 bucks at Peluso for a 650 ml bottle), but it is probably the best wee heavy I have ever tasted. Very barrel-forward though, just to warn you.
    BlogueDeBieres likes this.
  5. seblp

    seblp Savant (300) Quebec (Canada) Feb 9, 2010 Verified

    Great stuff, I've only had Batch 1 bottles and it was barrel-forward but I think batch 2 used same barrels so maybe it was a bit less "aggressive". I'll buy another bottle to compare with Backwoods Bastard :p
  6. BlogueDeBieres

    BlogueDeBieres Aficionado (185) Quebec (Canada) Sep 1, 2011 Verified

    Batch 1 was awesome. The bourbon was very present. Knowing that, I'll grab a few of this rhum barrel aged barleywine batch 1 also !

    Can't wait to try this!
    seblp likes this.
  7. unibroue4ever

    unibroue4ever Savant (275) Quebec (Canada) Oct 20, 2010 Verified

    Yup, batch 2-3-4 were 50% used barrel and only spent 3 months instead of 5 for the first batch. Let's hope they also forget that rhum batch 1 barleywine!
  8. unibroue4ever

    unibroue4ever Savant (275) Quebec (Canada) Oct 20, 2010 Verified

    And, drank one batch 1 one week ago, the bourbon already started to fallen. If someone has some left, I would drink them now!
  9. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (285) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Verified

    Agreed! I wouldn't bother really aging this one as it drinks very, very well fresh and would only lose some of the barrel character.
  10. I loved be BA wee heavy. Fantastic stuff. Fan wait to check out this other offering!