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Day #263 – Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

September 21, 2011

Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale

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I think the funny thing here is I’ve now reviewed the Oaked and Double version of this beer but not the original. Very interesting indeed. This is their Arrogant Bastard Ale that is aged in oak barrels. It is an American Strong Ale at 7.2%.

This beer pours a dark ruby color with touches of brown. There is an off-white color head that foams up pretty quickly.

The aroma here is very woody. Lots of oak and malts on the nose. Maybe some softer notes of vanilla and sharp hops but not nearly as intense as the original. The wood definitely took some of the edge off.

The flavor is more woody than anything else, which honestly is a tad bit disappointing. I like the original a lot because it is very intense and unapologetically hoppy, but the wood here toned it down immensely.

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Cheers!

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