Marin Old Dipsea Barleywine Bourbon Barrel (Brett)

 
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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"In May 2009 we brewed a special batch of Old Dipsea Barleywine and aged it for 10 months in 4 Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. We added a special strain of wild yeast or brettanomyces to further ferment and add complexity. You’ll notice an extra fruity character resembling pineapple and a tanginess not found in our standard Old Dipsea. We have bottled 100 cases and wax sealed the crowns."

Editor’s note: This batch can be identified from the the 2009 Heaven Hill and Old Fitzgerald releases by being released in 2010, being red wax dipped, with a white sticker that says "Bourbon barrel aged for ten months 2009."
2013 vintage - 10.8% abv

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3.8
thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to BMan1113VR) clear rich medium brown with oily tan bubbles. Nose of honey, floral, brett, bourbon, wood and caramel. Taste of brett, floral, caramel, honey, butter with light alcohol and oily texture. Lower carbonation than expected. I didn’t think the brett would show through in such a big flavored beer, but it really did. Surprised me in a nice way, an interesting combination.

3.8
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Thanks Joey! The beer pours to a deep brown body with a very thin off white head. The aroma is lightly sour with a tobacco and subtle bourbon barrel and smoke. The flavor is bourbon, caramel, sweet toffee, subtle sourness from the brett. Also a light smoke. The palate is medium bodied. Lightly tart.

3.8
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
22 ounce bottle courtesy of Bankhead. Thanks! Pours a clear cranberry color with a thin brown head.Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of bourbon, toffee, spicy hops, berry notes and a faint bit of brett. The taste is bourbon, toffee, a bit of brett, some cherries and berries, maple and a slight vegetal note. Medium-full bodied. Decent beer.

3.8
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing. Pours a deep reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of tart cherries, brett, dark fruits and toffee. Flavor of toasted malt, dark fruits, oak, earthy, brett and tart cherries.

3.8
Plovmand (8631) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Pours hazy deep amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is dry brett, sweet caramel, light roast, dark fruit and bread. The flavour is sweet malty, bread, brett, fruit and sweet caramel. Long dark fruity finish.

3.8
yespr (48114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a red glare and a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, light brett and mild acidic note. Sweet, fruity, light wooden and dark caramelish sweet. Mild acidic and lingering fruity, smooth. Ends sweet and mild acidic.

3.8
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
2009 bottle on 11/26/10.
dark coppery brown with a spotty pale brown head.
it smells of toffee candy, grapefruit, dust, spice and slate.
the flavor is the same only with a touch of bourbon barrel and a bite of acidity on the finish. the brett really doesn’t come through until the aftertaste. even then it is very mild.
rich medium body steers clear of sticky.7/4/7/4/16

3.8
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Cool, sweet, bourbon and caramel. Icy, refreshing. Chewy. Very nice, ready to drink, smooth, and very balanced

3.8
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft. Mahogony beer with a cream head. Yeast and light tart aroma with light earthiness. Caramel and yeast flavor with light brett. Medium bodied. Caramel and yeast lingers with light brett.

3.8
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep ruby brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is of toffee, bourbon, caramel. prune and a light lemon tartness. Taste is of brett, caramel, bourbon, and oak.


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