Pours cloudy golden-yellow, pale-orange. Mango and white pepper on the nose. The barrel influence is definitely present on the palate along with the residual yeast, hinting towards a tart, light white wine with the white pepper rushing back onstage during the finish for a welcome curtain call. This was drank as part of a ‘wine’ and cheese pairing event for my Dad’s birthday and I highly recommending it with a triple creme cheese like the one with which we paired it. Thank you Beau’s and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Deep cloudy amber. Faint hint of black liquorice on the nose. The alcohol is strong—approaching barley wine levels in taste if not ABV. This is a beer that coats the palate like lead paint—seeping in deeper and deeper with each swig. The barrel ageing has added considerable depth compared to the original Festivale with toasty oak notes throughout.
Beau’s Bog Water:
Reddish-brown; holiday spice notes on nose; malt & ‘fermentation’ on palate—likely from use of wild bog myrtle instead of hops