5 Golden Rings - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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3.7/5
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157 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
157
pDev:
14.59%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
39
Trade:
12
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.

Pours a murky light brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spice, pineapple, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour pineapple, malt, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a barrel aging treatment that greatly improves upon the base beer.

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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of oriolesfan4
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just was not good, period

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Photo of oline73
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of duceswild
2/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Notes of pineapple and heavy alcohol booze, which didn't blend well.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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5 Golden Rings - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 157 ratings