Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Southern Tier Brewing Company Back Burner Oak Aged Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Southern Tier Brewing Company Back Burner Oak Aged Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale.
From the Southern Tier Brewing Company website: “Long ago, British farmhouse brewers made special ales using the first runnings of the mash. These beers, now called barley wine, are brewed in the tradition of days past. Our first brew of the year, this ale is conceived in three small batches with voluminous amounts of barley and hops. A lightly sweet and warming ale, reminiscent of dried fruit and rich grains. Our barley wine style ale is a tribute to days remembered, and a celebration of things to come. We hope that sipping this rare brew leaves you feeling gracious for another trip around the sun.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours burnt amber with a dense light tan head and great lacing.
Aroma: Sweet caramel, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, raisins, figs, citrus and booze.
Taste: Caramel, oak, toffee, vanilla, dark fruits, slight hop bitterness and alcohol burn.
Overall: Complex and sweet, Southern Tier Brewing Company Back Burner Oak Aged Imperial Barley Wine Style Ale is delicious. This 9.6% ABV Southern Tier offering is good sippin’. Highly recommended!
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