Barrel Aged Blonde - Ardbeg | Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
Out of Production
Description: These blond beer ripe during several months in original used Whiskey - Ardbeg barrels. We try to make sure the barrels we buy are in the most fresh condition as possible. We guaranty all the flavours in the beers only come from the barrels. Subtlety is not exactly a feature that can be attributed to this beer, it immediately grabs you by the throat and shows that it was matured Ardbeg-barrels, a whiskey known and renowned for its stunning and intense peated aroma. This fragrance fills then your nose and leads you to a well-stocked cigar box from the finest cedar wood, with a mixture of allspice, nutmeg and ignited matches. The mouth feel is rich and syrupy reminiscent of molasses, with the warm benevolence of generous alcohol contained. After the oil and leathery base of the peat, combines the superb taste the sweet, fresh notes of dried fruit and apricot with the roundness of honey in the background complemented with impressions of malt vinegar and smoked salmon. The aftertaste is long and compelling, robust and overwhelming like the beer itself, definitely not for wimps!