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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that have held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.

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4.1
Yased (288) - MEXICO - FEB 20, 2018
De la ya muy reconocida cervecera Founders(U. S. A.) esta receta con cerezas de su línea Barrel Aged de nombre “Frootwood” la cual no menciona el estilo base pero en la etiqueta la describen como una Cherry Ale añejada en barriles de jarabe de maple y bourbon contiene un poderío de 8% ABV, probemos que es lo que se puede encontrar en este singular experimento ¿que cualidades habrá absorbido de la madera esta Fruit Beer y como habrá evolucionado? En apariencia es una cerveza con escasa corona de espuma formada por perlas finas, efimera retencion, actividad de carbonatación baja, color rojizo brillante muy llamativo y turbio, en las paredes del vaso se escurre de forma lenta augurando un cuerpo sedoso. En aroma es bastante compleja se puede apreciar un dulzor consistente, el carácter de la barrica esta muy vibrante por lo menos en nariz, obviamente las cerezas son lo principal, también se desarrollan notas a pasas, vainilla, tarta, muy difícil de describir y descifrar. En sabor es predominantemente dulce y se llega a nivelar un poco con el aporte alcohólico y amaderado de las barricas, la cereza queda perfectamente expuesta, también  se se puede encontrar gusto a pasas, ciruelas, vainilla y miel, todo en una textura que envuelve el paladar, presentía que posiblemente pudiera desarrollar una acidez por las frutas pero no hay rastro de tal carácter, todo a sido bien redondeado madurado y pulido, incluso el alcohol está bien amalgamado y se siente parte elemental tanto en sensación como en sabor, del lúpulo no se sabe nada, una cerveza distinta que no podría decir que tiene un símil y aunque el perfil no es del todo de mi agrado debo aceptar que es bastante compleja en más de un sentido.

4.3
chinchill (5451) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2018 12 oz bottle with a 12/16 bottling date Look: Pours clear dark red-copper. Medium off-white head has a slightly pink coloration. The head has good retention. Aroma: Interesting aroma with a strong impact from the barrel aging (mainly wood notes), sweet bourbon and cherries. Subtle touch of maple. Flavor: less woody with good balance: Sweet cherries up front with a suggestion of tart cherries by the finish. Subtle maple and light bourbon. Very fine, lingering aftertaste. M: Medium bodied; near medium carbonation; sticky. Overall: Certainly an interesting and well crafted ale. The maple bourbon barrels are milder than might be expected while the cherries are more up front. Nonetheless, I think this ale lives up to its potential.

4.4
drpimento (3870) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2018
Cherry dominates but in both Aroma and flavor Bourbon and hints of the maple show up to. Flavor has a slightly tart cast to it.

4.1
Brigadier (3805) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2018
12 ounce bottle
If you like your fruit beers a little more bold and aggressive than normal look no further than Founders. This heavy beer made me wonder what would happen if you barrel aged some Belgian Red or other similar release for a few months. While a little spendy everyone should a chance to try this once.

Aroma / Appearance - The calm cherry colored core looks like a melted collection of cough drops. The fresh white head contrasts that with a bright bleached essence. Maple syrup drizzled over a fresh hot slice of cherry pie warms the air as hints of vanilla sneak in from time to time. The smooth creamy texture almost forms a wall of sweetness.

Flavor / Palate - Belgian cherries soaked in maple syrup warm the tongue, throat, and every crevice of the mouth they can find. A refreshing full body never overstays its welcome. Balancing depth with drinkability, it sacrifices neither. I had high expectations from this due to the Founders brand and it not only met them but managed to exceed in many ways. If you are looking for a world class Midwestern sour this one fits the bill.

4
Gerbeer (4215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2018
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper/mahogany with moderste head. Aromas of oaky vinous raspberries and bread crust. Thick sweet flavors follow same, definite maple syrup and vanilla on a bready malt base with a hint of bourbon. Lots of different fruity flavors. Beauty

3.7
pentaz (1306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2018
Bottle. Pours hazy Amber with a lasting small offwhite head. Aroma is sweet with bourbon, cherry, maplehoney, oak and anise. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is thick/sticky, carbonation is low. Finishes fruity with bourbon and hot.

3.3
SlackerMads (3646) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2018
Bottle thanks to pentaz. Hazy reddish golden with a medium sized white head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Lots of bourbon; vanilla, coconut, white wood, sugar, light red candy and flowers. Medium to full body, fairly sweet with little if any bitterness. Warming alcohol. Sweet finish with lingering bourbon, candy and flowers.

3.3
dnstone (4032) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Pours a pink-golden-amber color with white head. Syrupy aroma. Sweet malty with a coconut-woody character and some fruity flavors with a light tart finish.

3.8
kapusil (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2018
0.355l bottle. Clear ruby body with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and cherries with notes of wood and figs. The taste is quite sweet. Caramel and vanilla come first and then the cherries that are not so tart but rather sweet as well. There is a bit wood and toast to it with some spices so it's not cloying at all. Nice beer.

4
miki74 (171) - Sabadell, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2018 Degustada en Olut Sabadell en botella de 35cl,cerveza envejecida en barrica de bourbon con cerezas.


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