Vol. XIII | Real Ale Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak aged version of Real Ale's 13th anniversary beer

Added by armock on 05-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by bisonkron:
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4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Very dry. Medium mouth-feel and medium carbonation.

A- unfiltered light golden color. Little head forms, small amounts of lacing is left behind. Carbonation is on the lower end, but ends up working well for the beer.

S- The oaks really pop out in the front, sweet malts, a bit of vanilla, very woody throughout.

T- The oak is up front again in the flavor, very sweet, like an old barley wine. lots of fruits, and bit of citrus.

M- medium body, low carbonation, silky smooth,

O - This beer with a bit of age on it was great. I immediately had a second. The drink-ability with the high complexity was amazing.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the barrel-aged version of the Real Ale 13th Anniversary Belgian pale ale.

Half pint served at the Plano Gingerman. The beer pours a golden-copper color with a white head. The aroma is orange and other citrus with some biscuit malts, floral hops and oak. The flavor is oak, bready malts, alcohol, candi-sugar, fruits (apples, oranges, pears, tangerines), pepper and vanilla. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of champ103
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Gingerman's 25th Anniversary party.

A: Pours a clear golden orange color. A small white head forms, and recedes in a second. Light lace is left behind.
S: Tart fruits up front. Apples and pears are present. Dry wood and oak. Some vanilla lingers. Lots of complexities in the nose.
T: Slightly tart fruits. I get a lot of apples. Dry wood and some yeast lingers.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth. Really easy to drink. I put a few away with ease, and could have had more.

A really good barrel aged beer. Lots of complexities and really easy to drink. Something I would recommend if you can find it.

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Photo of armock
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a golden color with a thin white head that leaves lacing behnd

S - Has a tart nose with spice and yeast

T - Slightly tart with the Belgian spice and yeast flavors

M - This beer has a lighter body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is a wonderful beer the barrel aging has added a nice tartness to the flavor that I'm really liking worth getting if you hear about a tappng of this

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Vol. XIII from Real Ale Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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