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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Double Golden Ale Aged in Pinot Noir wine barrels.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from BevX360
Hazy light amber color. The vanilla barrel aroma marries well with the malt, mellow result. Good body strength, moderately sweet, nice malt flavor, with a clear oak barrel action, and light banana traces; the alcohol is well managed, but it adds a nice edge.
Quite good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle shared by Bobby. Pours orange gold white heads. Nose/taste of white wine, oak, wild yeast, lemon candy and tart fruit. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of pitted fruits, some caramel, and subtle wine notes. Flavour is quite sweet, with caramel malt, candied pitted fruits, and brown sugar. Not really getting any of the wine barrels. It’s just a nice, sweetened strong ale with pitted fruits. ABV is well-hidden. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A fresh fruity vinous nose, woody. The flavor is dry malty, certainly the base Golden ale is there, fresh wine barrels. Light spices, banana. OK. The barrel is very big.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, thick, moderate foamy off-white head, nice lacing.   Vinous nose, a bit sweet, a touch bready.   Vinous and oaky on the tongue, warming as well.   Can feel the 10%, albeit its not hot.   Smooth, a little buttery sweet but not in a bad way.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Sweet finish, bready, oak, vinous, with a very soft fruity flair.   Decent concoction.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle - Light stone fruits and sweet honey notes. Cloudy gold with a decent beige head. Fruity, bubblegum, stone fruit, light booze and some nice sweetness. Although not my style, quiet nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2014
This one poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of Belgian yeast, candy sugar, red wine, and tannins. Flavor was lightly funky, barrel character, some sweetness, and grapes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Poured golden with a thin head. Aroma was vinous, oaky, and candied like. Flavor didn’t have as much of a barrel flavor that I hoped for but still a little vinous with sugary malty tones. Not A whole lot of yeast presence or esters, hoping some time will change that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3830) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Yellow pour with tan head. Light herbal, wine, malty aromas. Malty, citrus and light oak tones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at the Boise BP hazy golden pour with a thin fine white skin. Fruity spcy aroma. Light malty a little belgianish. Some cider notes and warm alcohol burn. The barrel aging is subtle and nice.


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