Brewery: Sierra Nevada Brewing
Style: Barleywine (American)
Cost: $20 (24oz)
Glassware: Teku!, Snifter
Availability: From Time to Time
Quick Take: On first sip, my mind was set on giving this a firm pass, especially at $20 a bottle. But, a simple change refocused my taste buds and I found a rather enjoyable beer swimming in vanilla, brown sugar, coconut, and whiskey heat, though the hoppier elements of Bigfoot are lost. While I’m lukewarm on whiskey barrel aging in general, this is one of the more successful I’ve had.
Episode 6 of Drew’s Brews Reviews is here! The beer review show you never knew you wanted and no one needs. This is a beer from Van Steenberge that breaks from tradition by whiskey barrel-aging Gulden Draak for your tummy-warming pleasure. Just what whiskey barrels were used? I have no idea! Check out my leg-slappingly good review (seriously, I had no idea I was constantly thunderclapping throughout the review and apologize for the auditory assault) of this boozy BSDA (or is it?) from Ghent.