Stiegl Jahrgangsbier 2014 - Ferdinand

Formerly brewed at Stieglbrauerei zu Salzburg
Style: Altbier
Salzburg, Austria


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Rumaromatische Eindrücke begleiten das kupferfarbene Meisterwerk vom Antrunk bis weit in den Nachhall hinein. Eine dichte Textur mit dezentem Mousseux beherbergt Toffee, Kokos, Vanille und Karamell. Der honigtrunkene Gaumen erblickt ein alkoholaromatisches Feuerwerk.

Zum mittlerweile vierten Mal wurde in der der Stiegl-Hausbrauerei eine Jahrgangsedition gebraut - für uns, wie in den Jahren zuvor, stets die Krönung der Braukunst auf höchster Stufe. Unsere Braumeister entschieden sich für ein obergäriges Imperial Alt mit 21° Plato Stammwürze, welches bereits in den frühen Sommermonaten eingebraut wurde. Nach sechs Wochen Lager- und Reifezeit füllten die Brauer aus der Hausbrauerei das edle Gebräu behutsam in karibische, genauer gesagt aus Martinique stammende, Rumfässer mit Cognac-Vorbelegung. Vier Monate ruhte des Braumeisters Kostbarkeit im Fassreifekeller der Stieglbrauerei um seinen prächtigen Geschmack zu entwickeln.

Alkoholgehalt: 10,00% vol
Stammwürze: 21,00°
Zutaten: Wasser, Gerstenmalz, Weizenmalz, Hopfen, Hefe
Biergattung: Imperial Alt Barrel Aged
Bierpflege: Ideale Trinktemperatur: 10-14 °C
Erhältlich: So lange der Vorrat reicht.

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madmitch76 (27418) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
15th February 2017
Also at my 20K in Jan last year. Was fascinated by the drinkability of this one so got another bottle. Almost clear reddish - amber beer, good cream colour head. Airy palate, softish too. Mild minerally carbonation. Smooth malts, fluffy creamy sweetness. A little caramel. Whisper of vanilla. Light red wine berry fruits. Some strawberry. Trace of spice. Smooth finish. It’s not a shouty beer this, but there is something about it that makes it so very drinkable.

Theydon_Bois (22327) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to the man of the moment, 15/01/16. Orange amber with a thin off white covering. Nose is sweet malts, light berry notes, booze tones, airy malt, toffee. Taste comprises light spice, booze, grain, light caramel, really not a lot going down. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a booze tickle. Underwhelming stuff ... just no depth to justfy the ABV.

fonefan (53724) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2016

Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As Stiegl Jahrgangsbier 2014 - Ferdinand ].
[ Vintage 2014 ]. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet malt, marzipan malt - biscuit malt, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a average duration, sweet malt, caramel, alcohol, light strawberry - toffe sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160115]

Leighton (23687) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K tasting - London. Many thanks to the big man himself for this one. Pours clear, deep gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds cereal and light paper. Moderately sweet, yet somewhat drying, with more cereal, reflections of citrus fruits. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish with more cereal, bread, light bitter hay. Meh, just so so.

mR_fr0g (14776) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. Mostly clear reddy amber coloured pour with a loose off white head. Aroma is nutty, light apple, oak, hints of toffee, mint, jammy strawberry and cream on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of sweet strawberry and cream, nutty malts, hints of toffee, alcohol, some leather. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation, Lingering apple.

The_Osprey (10144) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle share at Kenny’s 20K, many thanks to Mr Mitch for this one. As ’Stiegl Jahrgangsbier 2014 - Ferdinand’. I imagine this is my first ever BA imperial altbier. Red with lots of brown floaters, hazy, small ring of tan head. Aroma is raisin, cranberry, rhubarb and card. Body is rounded with light carbonation. Taste is leather, papery, dry, some sweet strawberries. Pretty decent.

tnkw01 (1858) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber in color with small hea. Aroma was complex with notes of fruitcake, vanilla and bourbon. Taste was also complex vanilla, dried fruits nice sweet upfront wit a tad of a cloying finish.

WingmanWillis (482) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle share at Ken’s 20k tasting. Many thanks to Kenny for sharing this from his vaults. Pours amber with a white head, Aroma of booze, wood, leather with a little earth. Taste has sweetness, fruit, booze and earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel was pleasant. Nice!

teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. It pours a dirty amber color with small beige head and plenty of floaters. Aroma is sweet and fruity wih notes of whipped cream apricots and strawberries. Taste is full on sweet fruity booze with more strawberries, cream and molasses.

Scopey (17078) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle big thanks to Kenny during his 20K celebrations. It pours clear deep amber with a small white head. The nose is rich malts, bitter - sweet, tangy fruits, cherry jam, earth and toffee. The taste is rich, oily, toasted brown bread, toffee, wood, earth, strawberries & cream, raspberry, wood and leather with a dry, woody finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Rich, oily and almost vinous. A bit too perhaps, but it is quite nice.

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