G5 - Rum Barrel-Aged
Transmitter Brewing

G5 - Rum Barrel-AgedG5 - Rum Barrel-Aged
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Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
9.5%
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Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 5.26%
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Ratings:
3
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New York, United States
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G5 - Rum Barrel-AgedG5 - Rum Barrel-Aged
Notes: Fermented in rum barrels for 6 months. Sweet brown sugar nose with notes of vanilla and oak make this beer perfect for sipping with cheese. Consume at cellar temperature to enjoy the robust complexity.
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Zythophile from District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle Date: purchased about a year ago
Palate Contaminants: other beer

The color is a medium tan, and it's fairly clear. Plenty of medium carbonation, but I can hear it fizzing out, and there's virtually zero head after about 30 seconds (and no lacing either).

Main scents are cilantro and candy cane. And I mean crystalline sugar, if that's not clear. (And weird. It's just weird.) Maybe even medicinal.

Taste at first has rum and raisin, but it's a glancing blow. Fresh barrel. It's astringent, yet not the usual bitter. It's intense, but not the usual level of pleasant for that characteristic. Palatable, but a sipper. Maybe I waited too long.

Carbonation is well integrated and takes some agitation to get prickly. Aftertaste is barrel and rum sugar, but not that nice flavorful dark rum taste. Surprising amount of burn for a niner.

I can see what they were going for, but it's a miss for me.

May 11, 2019
G5 - Rum Barrel-Aged from Transmitter Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3 ratings