Wine Barrel Aged Plum Barleywine
This complex Barleywine has been ageing for 9 months, in Eruption red wine barrels from Brassfield Estate Winery, in Clearlake Oaks, CA creating a very complex brew.
First sniff is a big fruity plum, raisin nose, followed by a sweet, almost pastry crust, toasted breadiness.
The color is unfiltered dark amber with a huge pillowed tan head.
The flavors complexity starts as a deep rich candied plum, raisin sweetness joined by a tart bright fruitiness in the finish.
For such a big beer there are no hot alcohol flavors or aromas, just a beautiful juicy, fruity complex sipper.
It paired nicely with Tuxedo strawberries & coffee, chili truffles at our Valentines Dinner.
Also try it with Sun Up Seasonal Salad with currents & toasted pecans or an aged Gouda or Parmesan cheese plate, should hold up to the big rich flavors.
9.3% Abv. 65 IBU’s 25 SRM