Frostbite
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV:
11%
Score:
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Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 6.93%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
 
United States
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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft poured into a stemmed pilsner glass

This one is a treat. I’ve been yearning for something with a bit more punch since I’ve been in town. This is Frostbite, a Belgian strong ale aged in oak wine barrels.

A: Pours an amber/orange hue with very tight, white bubbles coalescing into a paper thin head.

S: Aroma is strong with hints of caramel and alcohol up front, reminiscent of other bourbon barrel aged brews, not necessarily wine, and complemented with sweet, heavy maltiness.

T/M: The taste follows suit at first: strong bourbon-like caramel notes and a warm mouthfeel, but starts to give way to some lighter white grape, a vinegar acidity and deep woody, earthy oakiness.

It’s a bit more basic than I wanted but it’s strong in a tasty way and reminds me of some bourbon aged ales from home. Mmm, bourbon.

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Frostbite from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 4 ratings