Can Can - Red Wine Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by jbsett2 on 09-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ranking:
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Reviews:
8
Ratings:
91
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
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20
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by cvm4:
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3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 18, 2014

L - Pours a murky brown to the point of almost black body. Barely a one finger light brown head teases to come forth. Minimal lacing and no retention.

S - Candied sugars, oak, ripe cherries and bakers chocolate.

T - The taste really follows the nose. Nice red wine character overall. Not much else to say here.

F - Thin bodied and low carbonation.

O - I like it better than the bourbon barrel aged, simply for the fact that it isn't overly cloying sweet. But, it's still thin for a quad with a low amount of carbonation.

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Bottle shared last night at Umberto's tasting.

Pours a dark reddish brown, with no head or lacing.

Smells like candied sugar, red wine, vinous grapes, cherry, and chocolate.

For a beer in the barrel for 3 years, this surprisingly hasn't picked up any weird off flavors. Very smooth and creamy flavored, a good burst of vinous, sweet and cherry-like red wine, some chocolate, candied sugar, and no hint of booze whatsoever. This doesn't exactly feel like a quad, it's more just a red-wine based strong ale of indeterminate type.

This is syrupy, and pretty thick, with a lower level of carbonation. It's very drinkable despite the big flavors.

This is a really outstanding achievement by Westbrook.

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3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
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22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled on: 7/18/14

A: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with one fingers width of head that dissipates down quickly. Leaves essentially zero lacing. 4

S: Huge vinous red wine notes, other dark fruits including plum and red grapes, some toffee/caramel old ale-like notes. Awesome. 4.5

T: Less vinous notes than the aroma, lots of oaky notes, cocoa, plum, and toffee. Red wine characters build throughout the drink with an increasing vinous and oak presence. The base beer and the barrel notes meld together near perfectly. Terrific. 4.75

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation on the lower end which is appropriate, ABV is exceptionally well masked, and drinkability is great. 4.75

O: Fantastic beer. Maybe the best beer Ive had in 2014 to date. 4.75

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Can Can - Red Wine Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 91 ratings