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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Alpha Klaus aged in Bourbon barrels with cherries

For the cherry and strawberry version, see Fruity Klaus

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3.7
madmitch76 (24806) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
6th October 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Nose of mild wood. Palate is smooth with mild fine carbonation. Mild wood and mild bourbon, vanilla and coconut. Mellow bourbon spice. The cherry is pretty subtle. Finishes semi dry with a little alcohol warmth.

4.2
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared at Slutfest 3, Richmond, VA, 4/21/12. Bottle 202/400. Shame on the Midwest for allowing a Virginia tasting to get the first ratings of this beer. ;) Anyway, pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bourbon, roasted malts, vanilla and cherries. The taste is tart cherries, roasted malts, bitter hops, citrus and chocolate. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.

4
crossovert (12912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Suprisingly great stuff here. Oak, cherry, cocoa, vanilla. It isn’t medicinal, no tartness, and no barrel aging flaws.

4.1
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. The aroma provides chocolate, coconut, toasted oak and a whisper of cinnamon. Much like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, I’m picking up no fruit here. Medium-bodied with laid-back carbonation. The flavor furnishes sweet fudge, espresso, toasted coconut and bourbon. As with the bouquet, I’m not picking up any cherries. Sweet, roasty, chocolaty finish. Like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, this is an excellent treatment of a great base beer. Also, like the BA Alpha Klaus with Plums, the hops of the base beer are dumbed down, but this remains an excellent treatment. Thanks go out to landhoney for generously sharing this world class beer with the south Florida crew!

3.9
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Dark brown pour, brown head. Roasted malt, oak, vanilla, cocoa, bourbon and light cherry notes.

4.1
phaleslu (10247) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2012
750 ml bottle shared by dbsdelight- thanks again, Dan! Bottle 293/400. Looks the same as the Plum version, with a deep amber pour capped by a small tan head. Really nice color. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel, coconut, and sweet cherries. Flavor of bourbon, cola, caramel, brown sugar, charred oak, and more sweet cherries. Medium-bodied, with a fruity, sweet mouthfeel and medium carbonation. People expecting more tartness from the cherries will be disappointed, but the sweetness works here. Still, I’d give the edge to the Plum version.

4.2
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
75cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Omgrich. Bottle# 188/396, anno 2013. Brune foncée, col fin beige. Arôme est fruité rendant un super bouquet de cerise avec une fine note de Bourbon qui apporte une certaine balance entre aigreur et douceur vanillée. Palais est malté avec des notes pâles et caramel sur une pointe de chocolaté qui accompagne bien le côté légèrement aigre de la cerise. Fruité noir avec ce superbe caractère de cerise que j’attendais être plus aigre mais qui se retrouve agréablement bien balancé. Retrouve une impression de quasi vin rouge complété par un boisé américain chêne plaisant et ajoutant des notes vanillées. Au final, une superbe bière dont l’approche des cerises-griottes aigrelette est très bien mesurée.

4.6
77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2015
Thanks to omgrich for sharing this one! 750 ml. bottle split by four as “Barrel Aged Alpha Klaus with Tart Cherries”. 2013 Vintage. Bottle number 188/396. Black, solid mocha. Nose carries surprisingly huge tart cherries, very upfront, lightly puckering with big bourbon sweet sugar, licorice, chocolate,… Taste is huge tart cherries, huge on them with some oak, vanilla, bourbon is in the back, quite warming, strong alcohol, licorice, oak, warming, spices,… A touch thin but more than solid enough. Fascinating, really surprising how big the tart cherries are esp. considering the age of this one, almost don’t to the point of this being a bit unbalanced. Very interesting & good beer.

4.1
tderoeck (9656) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2015
25/VII/15 - 75cl bottle @ Trillium tasting, home - BB: n/a, # 188/396 (2015-1000) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Clear purplish brown beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet, lots of bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, crème brulée, bit of cocoa powder, more vanilla. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, bit lemony, quite some cherries, bit malty, caramel, vanilla. Aftertaste: little sourish, cherries, bitter hops, vanilla, some caramel.

4
b3shine (8870) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Rating #400, shared with the wife on a nice Sunday evening. Bomber to oversized snifter (bottle # 305 of 400). Looks okay; dark with very low carbonation and razor-thin lacing. Smells good too; sweet and boozy. Tastes like it smells with a bit of hops and a nice mouthfeel. Good stuff!


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