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Fulton Garage Series 4: The Libertine - 2 Gingers Barrel Aged


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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It’s been said whiskey is what beer wants to be when it grows up. The Libertine just wanted to grow up to be with a whiskey. Luckily, it found a perfect hometown match: 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey. We add Libertine to 2 Gingers barrels just after the whiskey leaves. Over the next few months, honey and caramel flavor from the whiskey layer upon rich vanilla and oak notes to compliment The Libertine’s spicy, rye-driven malt profile. Like all great pairings, once you know them together, it’s hard to imagine them apart.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Sample at APN. malty with whiskey on the tongue, not much wood on this one at all. Decent, but nothing great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bacterial (1726) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Hazy reddish pour on draft at all pints north. Subtle whiskey nose, slightly malty. Nice, not overwhelming. Mild whiskey. (Had it again at All Pints North and liked it slightly less - 3.4 down to 3.2).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
On tap at Edina Grill. Sold as aged in 2 Gingers Whiskey Barrel. The oak and whiskey elements add slightly to the base Libertine - good result.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Had on tap at Winterfest 2013. Nice wood with some cinnamon. Taste is sweet with some sweet/cherry/wood flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6980) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Tap at Winterfest 2013. Deep red pour, minimal head. Mild whiskey and heavy malts. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Had this on tap a long time ago and had simply forgotten to rate it.... but it was very tasty and full of whiskey goodness!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pour on tap at Winterfest 2012, pour is dark brownish red with thin off white almost tan head. Aroma has notes of whiskey, hints of spicy rye, buttery cracker and some slight caramel and toffee notes, maybe a hint of earth. Taste is a bit strong on the whiskey, but has nice caramel and toffee underlying, earth and rye notes slightly spice it, finishing fairly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Minnesota Winterfest 2012. Red color with no head. Aroma of straight Jameson. Flavor is much the same. The oakiness of the barrel comes through.


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