Partridge In A Pear Tree Barrel Aged | The Bruery

Partridge In A Pear Tree Barrel AgedPartridge In A Pear Tree Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
90.5%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 42 ratings
Partridge In A Pear Tree Barrel AgedPartridge In A Pear Tree Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 10-26-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
42
Liked:
38
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
11.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
28
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An interesting bottle. I brought this to our recent Dave tasting. Murky dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Lots of sludge sticking to the bottom of the bottle. Aroma of dark fruits and cardboard. In the taste, figs, pomegranate, cardboard, toasted nutshells. Barrel presence was very subtle, and there was very little booze detectable, other than maybe some neutral alcohol. Slight oxidation, but not nearly as much as I would have expected. Mouthfeel was medium, and there was a dry, leafy finish. Cool beer to try for sure, but really just a tick for me.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of erjaq
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FutureMan91
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Worth the hype

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Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Acropora
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of CityofBals
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jbuddle
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of clarkenstein
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of spycow
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of jerz
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of imperialking
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Doodler
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber cracked open at Sir Chris' house. Wanted to post as I have seen lots of trade forums on this beer and while PIAPT is known to be below average as a beer, the barrel treatment made this version underwhelming X 2....

All the hype ended quickly on first taste. As mentioned, I have and have had the regular Partridge a few times, so I kind of knew what to expect. Didn't think it could get worse...

Sorry....but bleh...

Murky brown pour with little head. Raisiny aroma, with some apple notes. Strange fruits and caramel flavor. Weirdly off somewhere. Not tart or sour, but has some bite. Woody finish with some heat. Glad I didn't purchase or trade for this one...

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nerd for sharing this at the post-Christmas tasting in Chicago. Served in my Cantillon tulip.

Pours brings a pretty dark brown beer with a thin layer of a tan head that settles into a pretty decent cap. The nose is really nice with quite a bit of smooth bourbon with a good amount of oak. Dark fruits abound and there is a slight touch of roast there as well. The taste isn't quite as good or complex, but it's nice with a bit of sweetness and boozy bourbon. Also some mild oak presence in the background. The feel is really nice and the barrel character has really integrated well. Really tasty and drinkable. I really hope regular Partridge is near to this. Thanks again, Mike.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this at a post-Christmas tasting in Chicago, courtesy of nerd (thanks Mike!). I've not yet had the original Partridge, having traded my bottle away when the offers became too good to ignore, but this BA version was nice.

It poured a dark murky brown with barely any foam. The bubbles were tan colored. Lots of bourbon in the aroma, sort of fruit caky in a way. Dark fruits like plums and figs, swimming in bourbon, also some vanilla notes, maybe from the barrel.

The bourbon is the strongest component of the taste, not seeming overbearing but definitely leading the charge. Molasses and caramel, bourbon and dark fruits. Very nice.

Full bodied with the carbonation on the light side. I could have returned to this happily if there weren't so many other high ABV things to try on this one night. If you like bourbon I recommend it.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Turbid brown/mahogany body with a khaki head that forms a collar around the beer. Huge nose of dates, glazed raisins and some bourbon. Stong dark fruits and apple juice/cider aroma is the most noticeable. Smooth vanilla, rich dark fruits, intense dark caramel, and chocolate up front on the taste. Not much bourbon but I pick up a little oak. Chocolate, spiced plums and raisins on the finish. Not too sweet for me but this is like a dessert beer. I definitely prefer this to the regular Partridge.

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Photo of waltonc
3.22/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy apple cider brown with tan head. Lacing is retained several minutes after pouring. I noticed some rust around the mouth of the bottle. Not an inviting way to start the drink.

S: Sweet, boozy candied fruit and bourbon.

T: Very sweet dark fruit, raisins, apple pie, brown sugar, caramel, and bourbon.

M: Fairly thick, sticky, and medium carbonation.

D: Not the most drinkable of beers, but enjoyable to have one 8 ounce glass. An appropriate beer for the Christmas season. I realize it is heresy, but I enjoyed the non-barrel-aged version more than this one. This is just a bit over the top sweet for my taste. So cloying and sweet that this shouldn't be sold in 750 format. Just 12 ounces or less.

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