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Bishop's Barrel 2 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Bishop's Barrel 2Bishop's Barrel 2

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

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.

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Reviews by afluentturtle:
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3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From what I understand this is the Christmas Ale aged in chardonnay barrels with cherries added. Apparently two of the barrels had a distinct funk that was blended in with the rest of the batch.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Poured a dark mahogany/reddish brown. Two fingers of off white head with no lacing.

Smell: Mostly just typical average beer aroma, malts and sweetness. Maybe a slight hint of cherries but I might just be trying to hard to get a whiff of what was promised.

Taste: Heavy oak woody barrel flavor. Tartness abounds but disappears after awhile. I cant taste any cherries at all. The wine barrel flavor really seems to dominate this beer. No funk at all either,

Mouthfeel: Very watery and dry. Easy to drink but the lack of body is really off putting. The dryness is nice however.

Overall: I was disappointed with this attempt. I really couldn't get any cherry out of this and the heavy wood and watery mouthfeel just where hard to get over.

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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
87 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.
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