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Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner | Half Acre Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In order to fit barrel work into our facility, we've begun working with smaller barrels from Corsair Distillery. For this beer, we make use of Corsair’s unique gin barrels. Typically barrels aren't used to make gin, but they create a specific gin that is aged in their used spiced rum barrels. We have selected these barrels to finish Pony Pilsner. The result is a beer that maintains its clean pilsner base, but stacks on refreshing flavors of botanicals, spice, and oak.

Added by MasterSki on 11-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
43.07%
 
 
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Favulous gin finish. Truly delicious smooth.

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Enjoyed at EBF 2014.

Color of the body is a very light ginger ale but very sparkling. The gin mixed in with the grainy pilsner base is really interesting, makes for a refreshing pilsner with a bit of an edge to it. I enjoyed this and i like brewers that think outside of the box when barrel aging.

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Golden color with a touch of haze. Nearly no head. No lace.

Soft and sweet pale malt aroma. Gentle but very present. Light floral hop far back in the background.

Flavor mimics the smell except that I detect a touch of juniper berry in the swallow. This blends nicely with noble hop. This is subtle but extraordinarily complex beer. Rich body with generous carbonation. Easy to drink despite the high ABV (10%, according to the menu).

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Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner from Half Acre Beer Company
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