2021 New Year Cuvée

2021 New Year Cuvée, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Whew! 2020 huh?! Wanna just sip a silky-smooth bourbon barrel aged stout with toasted coconut and vanilla and chill? Cool. Us too. With gratitude and good cheer, Happy New Year!

Profile

ABV: 
11.2%
IBUs: 
35
Served at: 
45 - 50ºF
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

2021 New Year Cuvée by pFriem Family Brewers is being judged as a 33B Specialty Wood-Aged Beer, as a strong stout with toasted coconut and vanilla. In the glass, the beer is definitely a bit less black than anticipated, but that's just the appearance. Pours clear with a thin off-white head. The nose is intensely chocolaty with vanilla accentuating that aspect along with a supplementary coconut and bourbon quality. A touch of papery oxidation creeps out as well, but overall it has a nice aroma. On tasting, it's more full and sweet than expected, with bitterness from the roast and coconut supporting. I'm getting big Mounds bar vibes here, and I thoroughly dig it. Pretty fresh overall, and the finish tends towards roasty. More full-bodied than I expected from the appearance. Really surprisingly balanced and drinkable for a sweet and boozy stout with low levels of hop bitterness. Tasty stuff!

Brewery Introduction

pFriem Brewery and its award winning tasting room is located in Hood River, OR, just south of the Washington State border and across the street from the town’s beautiful Waterfront Park. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Columbia and White Salmon rivers while savoring pFriem’s core beers and... Read More

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