New Belgium Oakspire Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale
OAKSPIRE OLD FASHIONED BOURBON BARREL ALE
BOURBON BARREL ALE
We first began brewing Oakspire in 2018 as a special release around the Holidays and it has since become a fan favorite. In 2020, we're shaking things up with a take on the classic American cocktail - the Old Fashioned. Easily one of the most difficult beers we've ever produced, Oakspire features a custom-built, proprietary infusion method to pull the flavors from bourbon-steeped charred oak and marry with the sweet taste of orange and cherry, then finished with a dash of bitters.
Medium amber, slight sheen, moderate tan foam.
Moderate-strong whiskey. Moderate vanilla. Slight-moderate malty, anise, wet wood, and toasted. Slight orange, cherry, and tobacco.
Slight moderate sweetness throughout, very slight sour flash in the middle, and a slight-moderate bitterness in the finish.
Medium body, moderate-strong warming. Moderately smooth and coating with a slight astringent finish.
HOPS: Nugget, HBC 472
MALTS: Pale, Munich, Caramel 80, Rye, Roasted Barley
A high-rye amber ale is cycled over fresh bourbon barrel char and custom-toasted oak spirals and then finished with orange, cherry and bitters.
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