Lions Claws - Bourbon Barrel Aged | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium | website

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Hair of the Dog.

Added by MasterSki on 08-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
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4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft sample @ ’t Schooltje // colab. with HotD, barley wine aged on Kentucky bourbon barrels (like pretty much all the new stuff we had there, they got a bunch of these barrels, now they got to use them) // Struise IPA’s were always very close to hoppy barley wines & this is close to an American style DIPA // doesn’t seem like a difference between an IPA & a barley wine exists for them // interesting // this is quite young and as mentioned by Urbain in true HotD fashion this is a hoppy barley wine that should be aged in order to get the hops out of it like Doggie Claws, which indeed should be aged to get the hops out of I feel // clear golden with a creamy white head // smells of creamy pine resin hops, tangerines, grapefruits, peel with some caramel // taste-wise, this is full of caramel malts but it is very bitter – everything about this makes me think of a DIPA, they clearly made this to be a barley wine – lots of citrus peel, grapefruit, marmalade, grass in the finish, caramel coating of the whole especially in the beginging before the grass jumps out is also quite bitter as well // body is quite caramel creamy // a definitive touch of HotD is felt in this beer.

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Lions Claws - Bourbon Barrel Aged from De Struise Brouwers
4.23 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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