Gran Met - Conneaut Cellars Port Barrel Aged | Voodoo Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
voodoobrewery.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by orangesol on 10-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
17.78%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
2
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4.15/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aging quite nicely

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3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at the LA Beer Talk bottle share.

Bottle # 200. Bottled 9/20/13.

Pours a hazy dark gold with a foamy off-white 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, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, port wine, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, wood, caramel, cardboard, and slight port wine flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with solid aromas, but the flavors are showing some oxidation at this point.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Fruity nose. A bit sharp on the taste with a bitter astringent finish. Better than laird but far from good.

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3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

Thanks to Rich for the share, and for preventing me from opening my own bottle!

Clearish amber pour, with a thin off-white head that sank to a wispy layer of random bubbles. Fruity aroma, apple, pear, grape, with herbal and earthy notes. Taste was sweet up front, apple and pear cider, red grapes, with a mellow tanginess, earthy wet oak, hints of clove and coriander-like spice, neutral alcohol bringing a slightly stale aftertaste. Medium body, slick and moderately boozy. Not too bad overall, all things considered...a notable improvement over the base beer (see also: I hate tripels), but not as good as the apple brandy version.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of maximum12
3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to BobSacamano12 for this bottle, I've been on a mission to drink these Voodoo beers, since they've been almost uniformly fantastic; plus, I have an unhealthy love of a good port...I'd like to return to Portugal for more sampling. 22 oz. red-waxed bottle, #067, dated 9/20/13.

Pour is a very light but very opaque orange with minimal carbonation. The nose is light, more alcohol-soaked pears than anything...& no, I've never soaked pears in alcohol. Yet.

Gran Met - Port Barrel Aged is a big step down from the rest of Voodoo's Barrel Room stuff. The underlying tripel is nice: sweet, slightly yeasty, with that pear note from the nose coming through again. The barrel is a rumor of a long-vanished ghost: a touch of wood, nothing else. As in the other Gran Met beer, the alcohol comes by with a 2x4, especially once the beer begins to warm. A little big, bruising, low-carb & simple to do more than sip slowly.

After the amazingness of the Apple Brandy Gran Met, perhaps my hopes were too high, but this beer is too simple, too lacking in the barrel to be more than a pretty good tripel. Ah well. For the other astounding Barrel Room brews, Voodoo, I forgive you for this one.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +38.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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Gran Met - Conneaut Cellars Port Barrel Aged from Voodoo Brewery
3.43 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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