Bishop's Barrel 2 | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
146
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
36.8%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
31
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 146
Reviews by sweemzander:
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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

(A)- Pours a hazy yet vibrant cherry red color. Some white froth and lacing formed.

(S)- Some juicy/ripe cherry and subtle spicy oak. You can really see the chardonnay barrels on the finish on this.

(T)- Again, great ripe cherry pits. Ever so slight tartness from the chardonnay barrel, yet some underlying sweetness to balance it out.

(M)- A crisp carbonation level. A nice balance to it. I struggle with this beer only because I see almost nothing in this that reminds me of an old ale, but it is sweet and delicious.

(O)- This was intriguing and very enjoyable. I just do not get how this can be an old ale though. Yes it is sweet, but in a light; not rich sense. Its almost like a mild fruit beer meets a well made barrel aged strong ale or something. A struggle to rate due to a conflicting style classification; nonetheless a very intriguing beer and very easy to enjoy.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Bishop's Barrel 2 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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