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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Oak barrel aged for over 100 days in Burgundy wine barrels, the beer is a light-bodied Ale pouring copper red in color with a golden hue. Displays mellow aromas of vanilla and light toffee combined with some red wine notes. Smooth tasting with a mild hop flavor balanced with layered flavors of hazelnut, toasted oak and red fruit. The finish is clean and dry

A red wine barrel aged beer brewed to celebrate brewing in ’BC Wine Country’.

Hand crafted in collaboration with the award winning Quails’ Gate Vineyards. Our Signature beer – Hop Head India Pale Ale – was allowed to mature for over nine months in used French Oak barrels that previously aged their award winning Marechal Foch.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4549) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
750ml bottle. Courtesy of Left4beer. Pours a thin, quick dissipating white head atop a copper amber body. Nose of wine barrel. Flavour is berry, golden ale, sweet malt and wet wood. Hop head has gone stale and flat. Little bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6709) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy amber with a medium white head. Nose brings out biscuity malt, subtle red wine, and crisp crackery malt. Flavour brings out a nicely hopped ale, with subtle use of red wine barrels. Nicely dry and lightly vinous. Very nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
2013-11-15. Crisp golden body with a large foamy off white head and lace. 3++ Aroma is quite yeasty with a light mineral quality and muted fruit. Flavour is pleasant, mild bready quality and a light funk throughout. Smooth average bodied palate, pleasant effervescent carbonation. Okay, it is enjoyable but shows little to no wine or wood character. Bottle shared by Ferris

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Pale golden/ruby pour with a massive thick white head. The nose has some aroma of butterscotch and a touch of minerally flinty character with some light earthiness as well. A little bit of carbonic acid. I don’t get a whole lot of barrel character from it and I can’t say I really like it. Seems a bit of a gimmick really as the beer going into the barrel doesn’t have much character to begin with so I’m not sure what they were going for here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle - Slate smell, citrus and yeast. Clear gold with a rich white head. Effervescent, baking soda, orange citrus and almost herbal. Interesting and fun to talk about, but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours and orange/amber with medium head. Aromas of caramel, wood, and malts. Vinous flavors including green wood, vinegar. Odd and lacking balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1313) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
Slightly hazy orange with a small pale head. Aroma is dried apricots, plum, red wine vinegar. Light on the palate, slightly fruity finish. Taste is red currants, plum, wood. Thin and uninteresting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
750ml bottle. Cool bottle. Cool idea. Pours a light amber. Aroma is light malt roast, caramel, very subtle red wine notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation. The flavour was very minimal at first, but as it warmed the wine barrel ageing added a nice bit of flavour. Not what I was expecting, but still quite nice and enjoyable for being relatively mellow.


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