13th Anniversary – Barrel-Aged Golden Barleywine Ale (2022)
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About This Beer
What better way for Fremont Brewing to celebrate their golden birthday on August 13th than with a deliciously complex, barrel aged Golden Barleywine?
The brewers started with a base of four different specialty malts hopped with Columbus, Magnum, and US Goldings, giving it a smooth character and mild bitterness. Then they blended Barleywines aged for 5, 7, 18, 20, and 28 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.
Swirl a glass and aromas of maple, vanilla, and golden raisins rise out. Each velvety sip delivers rich and malty layers of the same, plus honey, oak, and leather. Butterscotch notes and barrel tones balance a pleasantly warming 13.6% ABV.
Malty Complex Barrel Aged Smooth Blended Limited Release
Bourbon Barrels Columbus Hops Magnum Hops Us Goldings Hops
A little less sweetness would make this a masterpiece!
Hard to pin down flavor notes here, very interesting flavor. Sweet, vanilla, caramel, and maybe a bit of rum on the backend?
I’ve never thought a beer would be a perfect cigar pairing but this one seems like it would be. masterpiece.
Complex life where the whiskey shines
scrumptious barley wine, with extra flavor surprises sprinkled inside
Tastes like boozy fig newtons!
pretty interesting one, can't quite figure it out. don't love it, don't hate it.
Sweet and smooth. Could use a littler more barrel
Very hoppy, a bit sweet.
Barrel, brown sugar, butterscotch. Lacking body and complexity though
The “golden” aspect brings out a wheat wine -ish flavor base IMO. It’s good, maybe a bit under-whelming.
"Too soon, junior." Would like to try this one again after a longer slumber.
Very enjoyable even though it's different from the traditional dark vinous barleywine you may be used to. Golden raisin is what you'd think, but it's a bit more complex.