Friday, January 9, 2015
Crux Fermentation Project Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin Ale
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Crux Fermentation Project Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin Ale - Ale Brewed With Spices And With Dried Fruit Added - Bottled Nov 29 '13 - 2013 Banished Series.
From the Crux Fermentation Project website: “We've taught an old brown new tricks. The brunette hue is derived from roasted Belgian aromatic malts, and fruity esters are augmented by lemon and orange zest. For a further twist, Brettanomyces induced secondary fermentation flecked with sour cherries, raisins, cranberries, figs, dates, and currants for a mildly acidic ale. Enjoy this gift now, or for even freakier, age it somewhere dark for the ultimate re-gift.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with a cream colored head and spotty lacing.
Aroma: Dark and sweet fruits, oak, vanilla, boozy and sour.
Taste: Sweet and tart dark fruits, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee and oak.
Overall: Complex and certainly a sipper, is Crux Fermentation Project Freakcake Barrel-Aged Oud Bruin Ale is enjoyable. I have a few of these 10.5% ABV offerings cellared – both in and out of refrigeration to see how they age. I’m a big fan of this brewery and this beer!
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