Telegraph Brewing Company/K&L Wine Merchants "Obscura Aurantium" Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Barleywine With Seville Orange Peels, California 750 ml (3 bottle limit per customer)

SKU #1138787

Like the Kalinda #1 Sour I really gave Brian and the guys at Telegraph free run to do whatever it was that they thought would be interesting and delicious. What they came up with is pretty special. They took their Rhinoceros Rye Barleywine and added Seville Orange peels and let it settle in the Bourbon barrel for a number of months.The beer, while having considerable weight, as a Barleywine should, is surprisingly refreshing. Maybe it is the intense Seville Orange peels that add a vibrant, oily lift to the beer; or maybe it is the Rye based malt that adds layers of spice rather than sweetness but this is surprisingly light on its feet for a 10% beer. The bourbon barrel is persistent throughout the beer adding some boozy rich spice notes in the nose and a spirit-y under currant to the body of the beer and a long finish reminiscent of a hearty Old Fashioned. Plus you get the intense aromatic lift of the Seville Orange peels, which instantly makes the beer feel right for Summer consumption.

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Price: $17.99
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By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/3/2013 | Send Email
Anyone who works with me in Redwood City knows, I am primarily a wine and booze drinker, not a beer drinker. Our new beer with Telegraph is now an exception- I love this! It's technically barley wine, and has a lovely orange oil aromatic, which is bright and refreshing on the palate. I tasted it and immediately bought 3- a true rarity. Lovers of barley wine will be delighted by this special brew!

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Alcohol Content (%): 10