Préaris Grand Cru Bourbon BA | Vliegende Paard Brouwers

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Préaris Grand Cru Bourbon BAPréaris Grand Cru Bourbon BA
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Préaris Grand Cru Bourbon BAPréaris Grand Cru Bourbon BA

Brewed by:
Vliegende Paard Brouwers

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ygtbsm94 on 03-16-2014

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Chris912:
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3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Marius
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and murky dark brown, with a fluffy tan head with decent retention. Smells of sour cabbage (hope it's not a bad bottle) and some bourbon, cocoa, chocolate, coffee but all of these very feint underneath the pickled cabbage. The taste is sweet, kind of, with milk chocolate, dried fruit and some coffee, all of that hidden underneath a layer of sour cabbage. Dubious beer.

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Photo of humpty1602
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of emerge077
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluejacket74
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml caged and corked bottle, 2015 vintage, bottle number 00612. Label says bourbon barrel aged. Served in a DFH Signature Glass, the beer pours dark brown with a bit of a reddish tinge to it, along with about an inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, wood and brown sugar. It's a mostly sweet smelling beer. The taste is sweet and fruity, it tastes similar to the aroma but with the addition of some sweet spiciness and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and is well carbonated. I liked this brew, certainly worth picking up if you haven't had it before! With that being said, it is pricey at $16.99 a bottle.

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Photo of desint
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barleymeister
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There seems to be some confusion. Their website talks of Jack Dainels barrels for 2014, but my label is speaking of Islay Single Malt, and there can be no mistake when you drink it.. If you don't get the Single Malt thing (NOT talking pedestrian scotch here), you might not dig this. This is a unique and complex beer. Typical of European strong beers, they are so well balanced - masked even - that, at 10%, you may be headed for a hard landing on your ear without seeing it coming. It has the characteristic cloudiness of a good natural Belgian, with a strongly sweet and syrupy foundation of malt and slight licorice. It uncharacteristically - for a Belgian - has an exceptionally strong and high pitched hoppy bite to it that I find to some extent is out of phase (Are not we all sick of insanely bright and unbalanced IPAs?). If it were not for the essence of this beer - the very prominent smokey earthiness of peat (that's the Single Malt's offering), it would be over the top. In this case, as slightly out of balance as the bitterness is, I find it adds to the intrigue. Even at $18 a bottle, I would not hesitate to have it again. If you see it, and it is something that might be in your wheelhouse, don't hesitate, as you likely won't see it again. Not a brew you'd drink every day, just like single malt, but a very successful effort at creating something unique and entertaining. I enjoyed it!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hallertau
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a murky, cloudy, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of bourbon, dried dark fruits and toffee. Rich malty flavor with bourbon, oak vanilla and dried dark fruits.

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Photo of Fabiand
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12.7 fl oz bottle into glass. Label has bottle date as '13/11/14'. Appears to be a synthetic cork bottle stopper.
Dark brown, murky body. Any head quickly dissipates. No lacing.
Aroma of prune, raisin, dates, bourbon barrel/oak, brown sugar. Like dark fruits soaked in bourbon whiskey. Overall kind of a sweet aroma.
Taste is more sour than the sweeter aroma. Also more of a red wine aspect. The dark fruits are a sweet expression. There are some spices too, more toward the anise/licorice taste. Just a slight taste of burnt brown sugar, and bitter coffee.
Mouth feel is medium, but very flat. Very minimal carbonation, if at all expressed. The body is so murky that it is difficult to see any rising bubbles, and the surface does not reveal any bubble bursts.
The lack of carbonation kind of deflates the rest of the good aspects of the beer. The high point is the aroma, but the taste does not exactly follow in the same high regard.

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Photo of millelacsmark
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of RajaSTL
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeBilly
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of moose1980
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Murky copper-brown with no head. Aromas of figs, prunes, raisins, oak, and Bourbon. Although these are typically appealing descriptors, the aroma as a whole is a tiny bit rotten and stale smelling. Not as bad as the cabbage from their Cognac BA version though. Taste is also better, but one dimensional as the oak dominates and none of the normal fruity characteristics of a quad show through. For the style, thin and undercarbed. Much better out there for the money.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
3.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kmcg112
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Depends on where you are and what you are eating. Definitely not something you want to drink without food. I picture a log cabin in the middle of the woods with a lot of amazing bratwurst and burgers a fryin on the grill! Unbelievable smokiness with a perfectly malty balance.

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Photo of samEBC
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Préaris Grand Cru Bourbon BA from Vliegende Paard Brouwers
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 35 ratings