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Barrel Aged Wintah | Wormtown Brewery

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Brewed by:
Wormtown Brewery
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wintah Brown Ale aged in a Utopias barrel for 5 weeks.

Added by rudzud on 01-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by rudzud:
Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Caught completely off gaurd by this offering from Wormtown. This is their Wintah Brown Ale aged in a Utopiah barrel for 5 weeks.

A - Poured into a snifter. This is a deep mahogany pour with a light one finger head that fades at an average rate leaving a nice thin white cloud and halo resting atop the ale.

S - Light, sweet malts intermix throughout the nose. Some light floral notes as well as earthy oak aromas rise up from the glass. This has that distinct aroma that all of their barrel aged brews have.

T - Nice sweet malts but the roasty brown bread qualities are lost in the aging process or overpowered by the assertive typical barrel flavours. There are some nice oak characteristics as well as a gentle floral flavour. Nice strong alcohol flavors throughout.

M - Low carbonation but enough to not exactly be creamy. Really moves along the tongue and is quite smooth.

D - Good flavours and feel make this very drinkable. That being said, the barrel aging is definately evident throughout. Its on the nose, in the taste, and in the feel. There is definately an ABV boost thanks to the Utopiah barrel.

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tap at peppercorns.

Light fizzy.5 finger head fades semi quickly over crystal clear mahogany copper brown.

The nose brings lots of oak and wood, a sweet boozy aroma like brandy or utopias like, very light spices and nutty malts, some dark fruits, dark malts, bit of bourbon,

Taste starts a little creamy malt, lighter dark malts, toffee, caramel, light spices and nutty, some warming and tingly booze, plenty of oak and wood, bourbon, light brandy/utopias like taste, hints of candi. Finishes drier with lingering oak, wood, bourbon, and a but of creamy dark malts. As it warms the bourbon and oak flavors really start to play.

Mouth is med to a little heavier bodied, decent carb, some warming and tingly booze.

Drink is decent,  plenty of booze, but a nice dry finish, no off flavors our anything too dominant, tasty.

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Photo of Kkottonmouthkngz
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: this brew pours a beautiful cherry/mahogany into my dogfish snifter from the growler i so excitedly brought an hour and a half home. though there is not much head to speak of, just wisps of off white fizz, the color alone does it all justice.
S: i assume what im getting mostly is from the utopias barrels, as ive never had utopias. its a wonderful sweet maltiness, with oak that reminds me a little of potpouri and spices, maybe cinnamon. its unlike anything ive really smelled before in a beer, but its completely intoxicating.
T: oak, sweet palate engulfing maltiness. theres an earthiness in the backend after you swallow. this really is a new monster to me, i cant say much other than i love it, it makes me want to try the utopias to see where some of the flavor profile comes from.
M: its fairly smooth up front, with a bit of a hop profile coming in midway through providing a little bit of a dry finish. not nearly DRY, persay, just dryer. brisk carbonation throughout until the finish just gives you waves of flavor and nuances.
D: dangerously drinkable. it just gets better and better, and i secretly wish i wasnt sharing the growler. worth the trip back to get more.

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Photo of FluffyMcTingle
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Barrel Aged Wintah from Wormtown Brewery
4.21 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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