Saugatuck Olde Ale

Brewed by Saugatuck Brewing Company
Douglas, Michigan USA
12% Old Ale | 4 Ratings | Special Release |
Aged in 2nd use oak bourbon barrels. The love that went into this beer is indescribable, but we will try. We started with a rich grain bed full of specialty malts to give this beer the biggest and most flavorful body we could imagine. Then we added in a profile of hops the compliment the flavors, but without adding any bittering taste. Olde Ale then went into oak bourbon barrels for months, where it developed complex vanilla and bourbon notes. This beer was finally put into 22 oz bottles and then dressed with custom, hand-branded wood labels. Each bottle of this beer holds a little of our hearts, and now we’re giving it to you. Don’t make us regret this.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

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
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
light medium heavy

Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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