Celebratory Ale
BarrelHouse Brewing Company

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American Amber / Red Ale
3.98 | pDev: 9.55%
BarrelHouse Brewing Company
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of wethorseblanket
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Jay - thanks. Bottle #310 of 2108. 136 IBU.

A: Pours a dark reddish with a half-inch thick off-white head which fades to a thin cap a yields spotty lace.

N: Malty and faint citrus notes.

T: Boozy, butterscotch, malty.

M: Semi-full body and medium carbonation. Malty, sticky, semi-sweet finish.

O: Not sure what this is celebrating. Whatever it is, I'll pass.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Celebratory Ale No. 1.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better aroma in my opinion.

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Photo of ChrisAlbertine
4.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm really impressed with this beer. Just randomly picked it being an imperial red ale and really was into how it tasted. Unlike any other beer I've tried before. Smooth amazing unique red taste, and kept me wanting more. I went back and got 3 more bottles. 1 for myself and 2 for friends to try and they were just as stoked. What a great 1 year anniversary beer!

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Photo of tomheath14
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle #293/2108

This beer was surprisingly balanced considering the IBU rating of 136 !! The malt character and wide variety of hops used seemed to help produce a silky mouthfeel. The beer was smooth and very drinkable even for those who are afraid of +100 IBU brews. Great job BHBC Crew !

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Celebratory Ale from BarrelHouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 21 ratings