The Bruery Bourbon Barrel Aged 5 Golden Rings



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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 486   ABV: 16.2%
5 Golden Rings is the 5th verse in our "12 Days of Christmas" winter seasonal ale series. The only golden ale in the bunch, we spiced up the natural pause in the classic song with cinnamon, allspice, and ginger along with the delicious sweet and tangy flavor of pineapple. The barrel aged edition has taken on notable flavors from the time spent in oak, adding a level of burnt wood, sweet bourbon, and under-ripe fruit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10903) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle... Hazy caramel-colored pour with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. The aroma is a swirl of liquid caramel, coconut, toasted oak, vanilla and a light ration of Belgian yeast-driven spiciness. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with soft, airy carbonation. The flavor is a collection of tartness, caramel, berries and wooden cask. Lengthy, lightly tart finish. After decanting, there is very little alcohol heat. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
nimbleprop (7851) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2016
750ml bottle pours a hazy amber with some cloudy, white head. Nose is booze and spice, honey comb, mild whiskey, apple brandy. Flavor is hot with booze and cinnamon, honey comb, grappa, brandy. Full bodied, boozy finish. Too much, overdone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7637) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at the main DC December Gathering. Poured a hazy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was lots of woody notes, vanilla. Bourbon. Sugar. Booze. I hadnt had it when it was fresh, but it was holding up pretty well for what I remember the base beer being.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6605) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle at the RateBeer December tasting. Pours a hazy gold with a scant ecru head. Caramel nose. Flavors of butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6688) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle from Reserve Society, shared at the DC December Gathering #2. Hazy brownish orange with beige head. Aromas of pineapple, bourbon, big alcohol. Tastes of pineapple, bourbon, stone fruit, tropical fruit, caramel. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8288) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Lots of caramel here stone light citrus. Light barrel. Very big and possibly too much, but thats the bruery things. Lots of booze. Bottle shared at tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Bottle courtesy of GenDV138, thanks! Cloudy golden amber color, white head. Aroma has pineapple, citrus, vanilla. Taste is sweet burnt caramel, pineapple, orange peel. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bomber. Murky rich deep orange pour with a small ring head. Pineapple sweetness, wood / barrel, allspice - this is cool. Wouldnt guess the ABV. Fun beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Tasting at Matts
Cloudy dull amber color with small head. Aroma of alcohol, rotten fruits, Bourbon. Sweet, incredibly boozy, the Bourbon just crash the party and it makes it worse, a bit herbal, with a final that tastes like saccharin.
Weird, (almost) undrinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (13810) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle - Herbal minty and stone fruit, sweet boozy notes and some odd sweetness. Cloudy gold with almost no head. Sweet herbal, boozy and sweet stone fruit. Hot, sweet and not great.

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