Füchschen Wenn Dä Omma Dat Wüsst
Brauerei Im Füchschen

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Brauerei Im Füchschen
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Füchschen Alt barreled for 15 month in Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color, revealing a darker red, ember glow, while held against the light. Has a decent head, collapsing to a crown of bubbly lacing, coating the whole surface of the glass.

Bourbon is the first thing I get, as for the aromas, while it is well entangled into bready malts. This leads to caramel, dried fig, molasses, resulting from its warm, oakie profile, topped off by a vanilla note. Apart from its typical, spicy caramel quality this almost reminds me of a barrel aged barleywine.

Has a medium, well fitting carbonation, unusual low for an Alt to highlight the beers bigger body in this, while not completely abandoning its refreshment. Especially on the mid-palate, a lively, but soft carbonation helps to prevent the malts from becoming overly heavy and sweet, complimenting stony, dry earth.

Tastes of caramel dipped oak chips, which get easily handled by whole grain bread during the beginning. As the flavors evolve, the Bourbon channels more flavors onto the palate, dried fruits, a note of pepper and wild honey, soothed by the warming barrel, which blends amazingly well into the malt foundation of the beer. Spices become even more apparent during the swallow, while resulting in an utmost clean, Alt typical finish, in which the malts prevail, while wooden spices still cut through, together with a glazed caramel note.

This is great, I like the idea of creating a barrel aged Barleywine-like Imperial Alt, decadent and sweet, while remembering its origin and sticking to its style. The distinguishing Füchschen spiced sweetness is certainly the perfect enabler for getting the most out of the Bourbon barrel, while soothing its warmth with a potent bread maltiness. The barrel addition has certainly a huge impact on the beers taste, while its mouthfeel remains as smooth and velvet as usual for an Alt, cushioning its spiced heat.

Dec 24, 2015
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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1 ratings