Etain - Red Wine Barrel-Aged | The Bruery

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
14
pDev:
4.48%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of ThickNStout
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black foil capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery’s Society. Bottled 4/9/18. Served in a Bruery teku. Enjoyed 1/29/19.

Pours a nearly-opaque, deep pinkish mahogany with a very tall cap of orangey pink sand hued froth. The head recedes to a large surface wisp, full fluffy collar and some sizable islands of lacing.

Smells of red wine, wet oak, dark fruit, vanilla, caramel and mildly sweetened cereal.

Taste follows the nose. Vinous red wine, overripe dark fruit, old wine-soaked wood, caramel, sweet Bruer’s yeast, cereal, desweetened bread pudding and tangy booze-drenched apple skins.

Full, vaguely chalky feel with restrained carbonation. Red wine, dark fruit and caramel mingle on the palate in the long, booze-kissed finish.

Somewhat reminiscent of Madeira Sucré, this is an interesting play on The Bruery’s anniversary ale. Red Wine Barrel Etain is precisely that- an unabashedly red wine dominated version of an exemplary old ale. I personally prefer the bourbon character but I understand that those Bruers love beer wine mashups.

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Photo of goopy
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elemenohpee1
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
3.77/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a snifter appears a mahogany color with thin khaki head.

Nose is oaky with caramel, molasses and herbal aspects before vanilla, soft oak and vinous almost medicinal finish.

Taste is herbal and bitter booziness with vinous to oak dryness before caramel and toasty grain to vanilla contrast.

This is medium to full in body with light carbonation. Certain different from the bournon version but more harsh and bitter all around. I much prefer the bourbon over this.

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Photo of colts9016
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Etain - Red Wine Barrel-Aged from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 14 ratings