Twin Oaks - Barrel-Aged Brett Ale
OAK | HONEY | BRETT
A barrel aged Belgian IPA blended with 35% fresh west coast IIPA…. but this isn’t about the hops! Aged for a year in oak barrels, the hops have faded but the funk has INVADED! Pouring a brilliant, deep gold, there’s lots of oak and brett aromas on the nose. Fruity, chardonnay like flavours greet you through the middle and a faint reminiscence of hops lingers like a memory on the tongue. The finish is dry, with a lively acidity that helps with the drinkability. A rich, honey-like mouthfeel brought from the fresh IIPA also helps to contribute a nice fuller, more round body to the beer as well. Can-conditioned and aged for 7 months in the can before we released it, this big beer is meant for slow sippin’ and deep contemplation
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Over the last few years we’ve barrel-aged our Princess Wears Girl Pants Belgian Saison and released it as The ODB. We always really liked that brand but as our palates changed we felt our barrel-aged Princess could use a bit more body to help fill out the mouthfeel and make it slightly less astringent.
This year we took fresh Twin Pines IIPA and blended it with barrels of Princess that had been aging for over a year. We felt the big oily mouthfeel of the west coast IIPA would give us the extra body we were looking for.
The results are fantastic. The extra body helps make the beer exceptionally drinkable while also bringing a richer, more golden-honey colour to the beer. The hops have mellowed, but they blend wonderfully with the fruit forward brett characters from the barrel-aging process.
Today I'm excited to announce the release of Twin Oaks Barrel-Aged Brett Ale.
Water: Pure Muskoka water
Barley/Malt: Canadian 2-row, Munich II, Carafoam
Hops: Idaho 7, Simcoe, Mosaic, Galaxy, Amarillo
Yeast: California Ale
Original Gravity: 10.5°P
International Bitterness Units: 40
Standard Reference Method: 4
Final Gravity: 0.5°P
Sharp aged cheddar
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