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Her Majesty's Crush | Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse

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Brewed by:
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
California, United States
triplerock.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into snifter at the brewery; bottle #180 of 350. "Matured in Carribbean Estate rum barrels for eight months".

Pours a deep amber brown, looks almost like apple cider.

Nose brings to mind apples as well, with a slight cider vinegar note. Deep caramelly malts, dark fruit as well. Oak notes. As the beer warms, the aroma really becomes a knockout punch the the sinuses - it's like a fresh apple pie.

Fairly heavy mouthfeel, slight syrupy note, very light carbonation as expected.

Broadly speaking, the taste goes through an initial malt hit, a fruity peak, and a hoppy, balanced finish. Primarily caramel malt with some surprising and nicely balanced bready notes. The fruit notes really come out on the palate, a touch of apple, banana, perhaps blood orange on the lighter end, and mincemeat, fig, or candied citrus on the darker end. Balanced sweetness with molasses and toffee notes. Towards the end, spicy and robust hops, a glorious oakiness, slight oxidized notes, and lingering vanilla, hops, and sweetness in the finish, along with noticeable alcohol warming. The rum barrel aging shows through nicely, and it's impressively balanced at this ABV. There's a lot going on here, and I'm not sure whether it all adds up, but it's extremely enjoyable nonetheless.

Interesting style example, not as heavy or imposing as a barleywine but definitely above most other strong ales.

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Her Majesty's Crush from Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1 ratings