Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our '12 Days of Christmas' winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The barrel aged edition has taken on notable flavors from the time spent in oak, adding a level of burnt wood, sweet boubron and under-ripe fruit.

Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 12-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
138
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
14.17%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
34
For Trade:
13
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Photo of stevoj
4.36/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Pangaea. Thick, sticky, murky copper pour. The little bit of head clings to the ring of the glass, afraid to go any further. Rum barrel notes greet the nose, taste should be done in sips, strong taste and finish, warmth from the get-go. Slow going but worth it.

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Photo of BWood
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Hazy orange beer with a ton of pineapple smell. This is basically pineapple juice aged in bourbon barrels with alcohol added. That being said it wasn't horrible. I'm glad I got a chance to taste this beer but I would not seek it out again.

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3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.87/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just was not good, period

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3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dheldman
2.85/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Too boozy to be truly enjoyed. Good underlying flavor but way too hot. Killed the smell entirely too.

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 12/19/14 notes. Got this in the 2013 RS, bottled 11/21/13. 750ml bottle poured into my Bruery tulip.

Pours a hazy reddish brown color with two inches of light tan head and moderate to high carbonation evident. Tons of bourbon and pineapple juice. Lots of tropical fruits, fruity malts, oak, toasted malts, sugar, leather, cinnamon, spices, and bready malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation, not as hot as expected.

Oover this was ok but too much pineapple for me. The base was not my favorite in the Christmas beer series and the BBA version is not either, but this is better than the base. Wouldn't seek it out again.

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3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of DefenCorps
2.62/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

OCT 12, 2014
Thanks, Abraham! What a refined, refreshing beer, so well put together in its stark minimalism! Such finesse! Oh wait, sorry - wrong beer. Clear golden amber with a thin, white head that falls off leaving no lacing, this beer has long lasting legs. The nose is a heavy, boozy, sweet blend of vanilla, bourbon and coconut , along with spicy alcohol, fresh green cardamom, sweet syrup and mild pineapple. Medicinal booziness, which actually works because I am fighting a cold. Palate opens with a big, sweet, boozy, messy blend of coconut, bourbon, vanilla and simple syrup; dates and toffee are also present. The mod palate has a stale, canned pineapple character, along with cardamom. Most definitely a chore, this beer has a long, messy finish with cheap booze and some spice. Meh.

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