RateBeer

Aiken Olde Aiken Ale


Brewed by Aiken Brewing Company
Aiken, South Carolina USA
Style: Barley Wine | Ratings: 6 | Special Seasonal | Alcohol: 10.1%
As part of the Celebrate Aiken festivities taking place in Aiken throughout 2010, Brew Master Randy Doucet is brewing a Barleywine style ale which he has aptly named Olde Aiken Ale. Deep golden in color, this beer is sweet, malty and rich with hints of caramel, dried fruit and maybe a little coffee balanced by just enough hop bitterness to offset the malt s sweetness. In keeping with its English origins, Doucet has dry hopped this beer with English East Kent Golding Hops to give it additional hop aroma without increasing bitterness. At around 10% alcohol by volume, this brew, which was traditionally associated with the winter season, will make the perfect winter warmer for a cold late winter afternoon or evening.

Because of its high alcohol content, this beer ages beautifully, gaining in complexity and depth of flavor with the passage of time. Given this, Doucet will keg several barrels of this brew and tap these kegs at various times throughout the year during special Celebrate Aiken activities. As always, Aiken Brewing Company brews its hand crafted beers in the traditional manner using only barley malt, hops, yeast and water.

Aroma   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Appearance     
1
2
3
4
5
Taste   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Palate   
1
2
3
4
5
Overall   
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
TOTAL SCORE   
Comments


View All This Beer's Ratings

Show This Beer's Availability

Wishlist Add - Delete

Beer Rating Assistance
toggle
Click the descriptors below to add them to your comments.

AROMA
 APPEARANCE
 TASTE
 PALATE
 OVERALL

Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

Malt
caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, roasty

Hops
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough, barnyard, cheese, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves

Other
alcohol, banana, bubblegum, butterscotch, clove, cooked vegetables, cough drop, ginger, licorice, raisin, rotten eggs, soy sauce, skunky, smoke, vanilla, woody
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50