RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Amber ale aged in whiskey barrels. Sophisticated. Surprising. Tasty. Our Looping Owl is a medium bodied Amber Ale, brewed with Maris Otter Malt and Northern Brewer & Golding Hops, then aged in Grand Traverse Distillery Whiskey Barrels. A masterfully balanced and satisfying flavor with a slight whiskey kick and surprising hint of Oak. The owl may be the wisest bird in the forest, but even he needs to kick back and take a break every once in a while.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wedgie9 (2701) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2013
Tasted 0n 4/11/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle sent to me in the Easter Bunny BIF. I am very excited to finally try something from this brewery. Pours clear dark amber with a thin off-white head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is caramel malt with some vanilla oak, but it seems to have begun souring. The flavor is much more sour up front with all of the caramel malt and barrel flavors taking a back seat. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long sour and caramel malt finish. I was very excited to try this beer, but unfortunately, I believe it infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 10, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the tasting glass was amber with a white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops and a blast of whiskey. Medium body. Flavor is bit on the whiskey and the finish is boozy and bitter. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1674) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Pours deep golden. Small white head. Aroma is bourbon, mild booze, amber malt notes, caramel. Flavor is scotch, toffee, caramel. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Csmcbndt (4) - Howell, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2015 does not count
Great amber - medium body, barrel aged. If youre not a fan of whiskey dont let this scare you off - the taste is not overbearing or astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4047) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
tap at the brewery - Smells of oak and to my surprise kind of tart, but it doesnt taste tart. Whiskey dominates the sweet, malty flavor and theres a hint of vanilla. Its medium to full bodied and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (2413) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Amber. Smells like wood. Strong barrel oak flavor. Caramel. Tasted at Right Brain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Honey, toffee. bourbon... Sweet, warm, caramel. Smooth. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Aroma is vanilla, carmel, whiskey and apples, taste is whiskey, apples, and vinilla, very light for a ba beer, but pretty good for style

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16163) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft EBF. Need Label - Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of nuts, bourbon, whiskey and alcohol - medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12764) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2014 Sample at GABF 10/03/2014, thanks to my sis for assistance with note-taking. Hazy amber color with a medium thin off-white head. Spotty lacing. Malt, caramel and slight hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Growler from the brewery served in a pint glass Review from notes: A - Hazy light brown with big bubbled head. Low retention with minimal lacing. S - Sweet woody malts, sugary fruit, apples, caramel, muddled whiskey aroma. T - Starts off with sweet caramel malts, slightly toasted, very fruity, mainly apples, woody tannins, theres earthy/spicy bitterness but its hard to detect the source. Theres notes of mild earthy hops underneath the rounded nutty malts. Finishes semi-dry with notes of fruit and toasted wood. M - Medium weight with active carbonation that mellows out as it sits. Woody tannins are left on the aftertaste. Interesting brew. The malts and fruit combined with the wood create a complex mix of flavors that seem uncommon. Serving type: growler 01-19-2014

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