Barreljuice, Barreljuice, Barreljuice

California
United States
Barreljuice, Barreljuice, Barreljuice, Angel City Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

If you dare say Barreljuice three times you will conjure a beer-exorcist from the Netherworld. What started out as a simple Saison transformed itself into a paranormal, golden and tart ale from secondary fermentation with Brettanomyces and 6 months of aging in chardonnay barrels.It has barnyard and earthy aromas but also hints of stone fruit and grapes. Dry and sour are upfront but subtle flavors of peaches and persimmons peek through. Turn on the juice and see what shakes loose.

Profile

ABV: 
7.8%
IBUs: 
6
Served at: 
40 - 45º
Hops: 
Saaz
Malts: 
Europils, Wheat, Flaked Barley, Munich I, Acidulated Malt
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Barreljuice, Barreljuice, Barreljuice from Angel City Brewery is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood Aged Beer (Category 33B) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Barreljuice3 is a Saison aged in chardonnay barrels with Brettanomyces. This hazy, golden beer greets you with aromatic peach leather with a hint of lemon zest, and a complex aroma of earthy and fresh hay Brettanomyces. A lightly rich bready maltiness develops as it warms, along with a hint of black pepper and white wine character. The chardonnay barrel character shines through more in the flavor with an equally complex hit of earthy Brettanomyces immediately following. The moderate lactic sourness adds even more complexity to the beer. The white wine character dives down a bit as it passes through mid-palate, but makes a re-appearance as the beer passes through the dry finish into the aftertaste. A hint of bready malt and black pepper raises its head as the beer warms.

Barreljuice3 is a complex and refreshing beer. The Saison plays extremely well with the chardonnay barrels and is complemented by the Brettanomyces. This beer is sure to please any barrel-aged beer or Brettanomyces lover.