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Karl Strauss 23rd Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale

Karl Strauss 23rd12.2% ABV. Old Ale from Karl Strauss Brewing Company in San Diego, California. The 23rd Anniversary Old Ale was aged for 12 months in American oak barrels and is the first Karl Strauss barrel-aged beer to be offered unblended. The company only bottled 413 cases of this beer, encouraging fans to enjoy one now and lay another down several years. The aroma of this beer is an epitome of an old ale – oak, toffee, and dried figs. Taste of light bourbon, oak, and molasses. Thin mouthfeel. I am only sorry that I did not lay this down for another year or two to see if the beer improves.
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This entry was posted on February 20, 2013 by in Beer, Beer rankings, Beer reviews and tagged , , , , .

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