Way Amburana | Cervejaria Way

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Cervejaria Way

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The amburana aged recipe was done backwards: instead of ageing a regular beer in barrels, we designed a beer especially for one of a kind amburana barrels. For this specialty beer we added candy sugar and used lager yeast. We applied a high toast to the wood used in the barrel's construction, which conceals the alcohol perception of the beer.

Added by DoubleJ on 02-29-2012

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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of dandy14
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.66/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

apperently they used or made there own barrels out of exotic Ambuana wood and designed a beer to age in them. Cool idea.

Looks typical for a bock, smells strange, tastes exotic and feels different. overall one of Brazil's most unusual tasting beers. Lots of exotic and strange flavors and smells.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A copper red color in the glass with a tall 3 finger foamy head.

Aromas of succulent dark fruits, like grape and plum, some grain barley behind that.

The flavor is not bad at all, in fact much better than I was expecting. A slightly sour-spicy punch...with flavors of plum and cherry mixed with serano, with a pixie stix-like sugar, and caramel, dark breads, a touch of lime, and lightly toasted barley at the end.

Feel is just as a doppel should be, very rich and creamy, thick, almost chalky but not quite. Good carbonation level.

Overall a pretty decent doppel but not among the best I've had. I'd probably try it again.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcotom
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 10.5-ounce bottle into seidel glass. Dark caramel colored body, light tan head that dissipates rather quickly leaving a thin film. Aromas of dark bread and caramel, quite understated. The taste is where this one really shines. Sweet, malty, and bready, with flavors of caramel, prunes, and a hint of smoke. Sweetness lingers on the palate, pleasant aftertaste, alcohol well hidden. Smooth, very easy drinking. A complex and delicious brew.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head. Dark brown in color.

Caramel and toffee. Molasses and dark dried fruits. Raisins. Cherries. Plums. Sugary sweet and malty. Brown sugar.

Medium bodied. Nice feel.

Solid beer from Brazil.

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Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Etrusco
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CesarLopes
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Sarmento
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of factoide
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JaimeLondon
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best brazilian beers I've drank till now..
This is a lager beer aged in Amburana woods (same wood used to age brazilian cachaça).
Appearance is of a deep dark brown color and a nice, whitey, creamy foam (not too big or persistant, but delicious). It doesn't look a lager...
Ans it doesn't smell or taste like a lager too! Aroma is extraordinary.. full of dark chocolate, cachaça and Amburana woods.
Taste is similar, but not as delightfull. Roasted malts are the highlights here and you can feel a bit of the alcohol.
Mouthfeel is incredible, balances almost perfectly with the alcohol level. This is the lager beer with the greatest body I've drank.. carbonation is at good level too.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of FLima
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown reddish color with a thick beige three fingers head with good retention and leaving laces.
Light grainy and nutty malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate and maybe cassis.
Initially spicy flavor with light notes of wood, roasted coffee, cocoa powder, nuts, earthy and herbal hops and vanilla. Hints of dark fruits. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering coffee and wood taste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. 8.4 % abv is superbly well hidden.
Amazingly easy to drink beer and very pleasant. It grows over the degustation; I had to keep changing the grade up. Definitely one of the best from Way.

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Photo of srbcurti
3.85/5  rDev -3%

Photo of NandoPereira
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of blackdavid
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Way is going down the doppelbock road, and not only do they make a doppelbock, they add amburana wood chips during the aging process. Here we go, on-tap at Clube do Malte (R$9.90 for 300 ml), on to the beer:

Dark creamy brown colored, with a reasonable amount of lace and cream on top. Amburana has a sweet nose. Not malty as the style could be, but still sweet and good. Vanilla wafers, touch of chocolate, cream, and coffee are all experienced.

Despite the 8.4% ABV, the alcohol and any harshness are kept at bay. The flavor isn't super explosive, but nonetheless says quality. Little flavors of roast, chocolate, vanilla, and grapes crawl from the liquid and onto the palate. I don't know where the wood is, but it must be contributing somehow. Having a body that is medium-full and smooth keeps the beer going down round.

A big satisfying beer out of Way. It's like liquid wafers with a gentle kick, and would make a great dessert beer.

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Way Amburana from Cervejaria Way
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 21 ratings