Thank You so much to my sister @mari4210 for the awesome gift 🎁 Looking forward to cracking them open for Christmas 🎄 | #SaintArnoldBrewing#BishopsBarrel19 | #CraftBeer | #CraftBeerLife | #CraftBeerLover#CraftBeerGram | #HTown🤘🏼#DrinkLocal | #Cheers🍻 | Bishop's Barrel No. 19
Christmas Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels with Cherries and Brettanomyces
The base beer for Bishop’s Barrel No. 19 is Christmas Ale, our rich, hearty ale brewed for the holiday season. We aged it in Chardonnay barrels with tart cherries and three strains of brettanomyces.
It pours with a very slight veil and ruby highlights. Aroma? Think toasted pie crust and cherry pie with powdered sugar followed by funky, earthy notes and subtle white grape. Taste? It starts with a light acidity that is quickly balanced with a cherry/caramel sweetness. This beer has a light-medium body and is dry yet with a long, wine like finish.
Date Brewed: October 6, 2015
Date Racked: December 16, 2015
Date Bottled: October 26, 2017
Beer style in bbl: Old Ale
Type of Barrel: Chardonnay Barrels
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.071
Alcohol: 7.0% ABV prior to barreling
8.9% ABV after barreling
Bitterness: 18 IBU