Barrel Aged Ursus | Greenbush Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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5 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
greenbushbrewing.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in local Tabor Hill Winery Port Wine barrels.

Added by Treebs on 04-06-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
1
Ratings:
5
pDev:
10.11%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 1
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Greenbush. Served in a snifter. This is their regular Ursus aged in local Tabor Hill Port Wine Barrels.

A: Pours a murky brown color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. Nice retention as I drink. It recedes slowly down the glass leaving behind sticky sheets of lace.

S: This is super grapey. Very vinous and sweet. A little boozy with a touch of oak as well. At this point the base is pretty lost and it's mostly port barrel.

T: Thankfully the dominance of the Port barrel takes a backseat and the base beer is back. The red grape from the Port barrel is back with a touch of wet oak as well. Dry roasted malts and a touch of sweet bread as well. Minimal leather with a caramel sweetness as it warms. Minimal background tartness.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Drying finish with a grape sweetness as well.

O: The Port barrel was extremely aggressive in this beer and the base got slightly lost. If it was toned down a little bit it would have been much better.

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Barrel Aged Ursus from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 5 ratings