Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale

Oregon
United States
Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale, pFriem Family Brewers
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

When Belgian tradition meets American innovation, pFriem Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale is born. Bright aromas of guava, watermelon, white nectarine, and baked pear accompany jammy notes of melon, fruit punch, Pina Colada, berry and dried lemons. Tradition and innovation should meet up more often!

Profile

ABV: 
6.9%
IBUs: 
9
Served at: 
45 - 50º
Hops: 
Tettnanger, Hallertau Blanc, El Dorado
Malts: 
Gambrinus Pilsner, Rahr Unmalted Wheat, Weyermann Carafoam, Weyermann Acidulated
Judges Review 
Nelson Crowle's picture
Judges Rating:
91
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Sauv Blanc Barrel Aged Golden Ale by pFriem Family Brewers was judged as a BJCP style 33A Wood-Aged Beer with the underlying style of 25A Belgian Blond Ale (since the beer smells Belgian). The type of wood (required to be specified by the 33A style) is a Sauvignon Blanc barrel. The beer when poured is very expressive with billowing white foam of small bubbles that fades fairly quickly but leaves some Belgian lace on the glass. Color is yellowish deep gold and quite hazy. The initial aroma is medium grainy with moderate spicy black pepper and grains of paradise notes. The flavor echoes the grainy malt notes and white pepper, but also some fresh hay and a bit of lemon zest, low floral hops and low bittering - interesting and complex. Medium body, very high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish that has lingering grainy/lemony/black pepper. The barrel adds a hint of vanilla and a bit of an earthy character. Moderately funky - leaning toward a Saison character. Lots of complexity and character, this beer would go with about any food - it's very universal, but I'd like it with a crispy salad with candied walnuts.

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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