Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project)
Flathead Lake Brewing Company

Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project)Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project)
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American Barleywine
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4.01 | pDev: 16.96%
Flathead Lake Brewing Company
Montana, United States
Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project)Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project)
Notes: A beer that is meant to have wine attributes. Aged in red wine barrels for a year or more. The wine barrels add color, oak flavors, wine, and berry notes. A strong clean tasting big oak beer. Named for the highest peak in the Jewel Basin where views of the Flathead Valley are well worth the hike.

Malts: 2-row Pale, Vienna, Pilsner, and Aromatic
Hops: Horizon and Tettnang.
Other: Turbinado sugar
IBU: 50
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
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2.82/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

2016 vintage with bottle # 36 of 600 and brewed by D.Budgud
Poured from a corked bottle into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades fairly fast to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is sour in nature with some lemon and a bit of apple cider vinegar. Along with these aromas comes some notes of bread and yeast as well as a decent showing of lighter fruits with some peach, pear and apple.
Taste – The taste begins with a fruity sweet and slightly bready taste. The fruit is as the nose would have suggested with lots of pear, peach, apricot, and apple. Along with these flavors comes some caramel and a bit of yeast, which grow stronger as the taste advances. There is a light sour upfront, but as the taste advances, more and more lemon comes to the tongue. At the end, some more sweetness comes to the tongue to leave one with a slightly sweet and sour taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. While for a normal barleywine the feel would be prime, the sourness of this one made it a little more difficult in drinking, and not a great feel overall.
Overall – I was not impressed with this small batch that I paid $16 for. The sweeter and malt were OK, but the slightly sour tastes, which I am not sure were intended or just infection, were not in line with the style. This is not something I will ever try again.

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Chateau Aeneas Barleywine (The North Shore Project) from Flathead Lake Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 6 ratings