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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings | The Bruery

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden RingsBourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Big thanks to portable for the hookup, popped open shortly after opening the non BA version, enjoyed from a reserve society rocks glass.

a - pours a much deeper darker than the original, this is murky and carries more of an amber hue vs the transparent honey look of the original.

s - nose leads with a thick lush chocolate bourbon over the base. The barrels mute the cinnamon found in the original. The barrel dominates here and steps things up a few notches...very strong ale smelling. Nutmeg, dark fruit. On the sweet side still.

t/m/o - taste is a bit of a mess with the tropical fruity syrup of the base beer colliding and clashing with the rich decadent chocolate bourbon. The flavors just don't meld nicely. VERY hot. The abv really shows and although there are some nice qualities to this beer, the sum of the parts seem to not work for me. Very chewy and the bourbon leaves a nice afterglow but the tropical booziness (kind of tripel like) of the base keep trying to fight for dominance. As it warmed it became a bit more complex and my palate was able to find joy in the beverage but taking this bottle down in my own is not a possibility.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 138 ratings
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