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Highland Bourbon Barrel Aged St. Terese's Pale Ale | Highland Brewing

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Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by blackie on 12-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by blackie:
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3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at the brewery in a short pint, October 2012. Deep golden in color with a low, white head. The underlying pale malts and citrusy hops of the original are very much dominated by woody vanilla and strong bourbon - bringing heat to the nose and palate. The subtlety of the base beer does not stand up at all to the strength of the barrel aged treatment - it’s low-key, balanced ale from the start. Not a fan of this one - seems like a gratuitous barrel application.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.06/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Had on draft at the brewery.

Not sure if what I had was bourbon barrel aged as it was described as "Whiskey Barrel aged St. Teresa's", but since is a one-off I did not feel like it warranted it's own entry, so I'll just review (tick) it here. I'm not a huge fan of the base beer to begin with, but the barrel treatment did give it a bit more flavor and complexity. However, as I have mentioned with other beers in the past, I feel these barrel aged beers work best with bigger base beers, and this is definitely not one of them. Again, overall better than the original, but that's not saying a whole lot.

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Photo of loverofthecraft
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Highland Bourbon Barrel Aged St. Terese's Pale Ale from Highland Brewing
3.56 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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