Santa's Brass | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wolf_switzer on 02-02-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,071
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
15
pDev:
4.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This pours an intense amber color. There's an intense aroma with caramel and coconut to it.
There's a sweet toasted coconut and caramel character with a sweet candied orange hop flavor as I sip it. Warms great. This was fantastic.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewcycler
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SamuelR
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wolf_switzer
4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Hopscotch in Fullerton, CA.

Wow, this one was tasty. Descibed as a blend of two different beers aged for a year in bourbon barrels. Really sweet with tons of vanilla, dark fruits and bourbon. Nice and chewy. Not too boozy and well balanced for such a big beer. Definitely a sipper and one I would happily order again.

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Photo of JRod1969
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewaddict
4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015/2016 vintage in a Teku glass

L - This pours a dark mahogany brown with a cream colored head that dissipates quickly
S - I get dark fruit, chocolate, brown sugar, oak, and some alcohol
T - The taste is of toffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, and maple syrup. It is a little sweet but very good
F - Very smooth and a little thick and sticky with some chest heat on the back side
O - I got to try this pre-release at the brewery and the bottled version is better. Very good if not a little over sweet.

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Photo of leilei143
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dominic4beer
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GolfingGq
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.39/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Santa's Brass from Drake's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 15 ratings