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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
138
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
46.11%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
For Trade:
15
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4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle acquired through the Reserve Society. Bottled 11/20/13. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours an opaque, murky, muddy brown with a finger and a half of fluffy ecrue head. The foam fades quickly without leaving any lace.

Aromas of vanilla, pineapple, bourbon and vague spices. A pronounced alcohol "chill" is noticeable in and amongst the tantalizing sweetness.

Flavors are big, bold, boozy and sweet. The pineapples are actually still quite prevalent but bourbon battles it for top billing. Spiced grilled pineapple, hot (but not too hot) bourbon, oaky vanilla, burnt caramelly malts, allspice, tangy citrus, mild cinnamon, some ginger and a healthy kick of alcohol. I like the play between the fruity, spicy base beer and the earthy barrel character. It's a hot but quite tasty bourbon soaked pineapple upside down cake.

Slick, semi-oily medium body with a mellow yet present carbonation. Bourbon, spiced pineapple and sweet oak linger in the aftertaste.

A pleasing blend of pineapple, bourbon, spice and sweet malts. I seem to have been in the minority of people that truly enjoyed 5 Golden Rings a year ago and I must say that I find this barreled version significantly better than it's reviews and score would indicate. It's a sipper for sure but I didn't have a problem drinking a whole bottle over the course of an evening. Quite glad to have a couple more to bust out for future ocassions.

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4.32/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer was the fifth and final beer of our Snobs United Tasting Last Night.

This beer was a beautiful specimen.

Pours really murky just like all of the Bruery beers tonight.

It had the least amount of head and lacing, but nice legs when swirled.

Nose and palate are full of Banana, Fermented Pineapple, Fresh Oak, Bourbon, sweet bready malts, Vanilla and some spices.

Overall this was much better than standard 5 Golden Rings and I wish I had a little more. But that's why I have extras :)

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
83 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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