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Bishop's Barrel 2 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by champ103 on 02-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
147
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
36.8%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 147
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

not sure id call this an old ale, at least by traditional conventions, but it makes for a very interesting brew. a lot more like a barleywine really, it pours pinkish red, a surprising color compared to what we were expecting, and there doesn't appear to be much carbonation, just a thin off white film on top. the nose of this beer is insanely fruity, sweet like candy, and oaky, but different. its more like rum barrels, like some of the sweetness from the innis and gunn stuff. sort of a winter warmer fruit and spice complex on the taste, not cinnamon, but all the other usual suspects are there to varying degrees. the alcohol really stands out in the finish of this beer, its potent and sharp, stinging and warming. couple that with the residual sugar, and you have a 12 ounce bottle that's tough to get through. lacking carbonation and boasting a pretty full body, these features are exacerbated to the point where this is downright hard to drink in any real quantity. still, its a unique brew and I appreciate its unique wood profile and the room for the fruity essences to really develop. overall not something id buy again, but its enough to get me interested in what saint Arnold is doing.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange amber with a big head. Lots of wisps and a thick collar.

Smell - Cherries and some barrel funk. Some wine barrel. Caramel.

Taste - Lots of cherries blended into the pale malt. Not a ton of depth to it. Cherries and some white wine. A touch of acidity.

Mouthfeel - Overcarbonated. Medium to light body.

Overall - I don't get any old ale from this. Just cherries and wine barrel.

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Bishop's Barrel 2 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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