Wine Barrel Aged Magic Trait

Michigan
United States
Wine Barrel Aged Magic Trait, Speciation Artisan Ales
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
39 / 40
Appearance:
3 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

Golden sour aged in 2 red wine barrels for 12 months, then we added blackcurrant and blackberry at a rate of 3 lb/bbl.

Profile

ABV: 
7.2
IBUs: 
0
Served at: 
45º
Hops: 
None
Malts: 
Pilsner, Wheat, Oats
Judges Review 
Pat Mulloy's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
3 / 6
Flavor:
39 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Wine Barrel Aged Magic Trait by Speciation Artisan Ales was reviewed as a BJCP category 28C Wild Specialty Beer. This beer is brewed with blackberries and black currants and aged in red wine barrels. Red wine berry smells with a trace of vanilla and oak rise from the glass. Mild funk joins low hop and malt aromas. It fills the glass like a NE IPA on acid – cloudy red under a 2” pink cap with poor retention. This is a carnival of flavor. Berries and wine combined with the yeast produce a lemonade level of tartness. The berries also join with the oak to provide dimension to the tannins – astringent but not puckering. The berries roll around in your mouth and leave a lingering, slightly astringent, dry as a bone berry wine aftertaste. The beer is a sensual delight with a delightfully soft creamy texture that is reason enough to drink this beer. This beer is rustic, yet elegant and a pleasure to drink.