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    Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Really good stuff made by Michelob. They have it at Old Chicago's everywhere, and at Hy-Vee as well.

    It is winter ale aged in bourbon casks and Madagascar vanilla beans.

    If you like dark beer or winter ales, try this one!



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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Yeah, I enjoy it. For being made by A-B, its pretty good. Not knocking A-B, but it seems when a big brewer tries to make a craft beer, its just weaker than a micro would be, but I definitely enjoy this better than some Winter Ales. Very smooth, and the flavors are easy to identify. Enjoyed some while tailgating for the Mizzou game...


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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Yeah, I enjoy it. For being made by A-B, its pretty good. Not knocking A-B, but it seems when a big brewer tries to make a craft beer, its just weaker than a micro would be, but I definitely enjoy this better than some Winter Ales. Very smooth, and the flavors are easy to identify. Enjoyed some while tailgating for the Mizzou game...
    I got you on the A-B. I don't know if I would have tried it knowing it was made by Michelob. At Old Chicago they just called it Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale, then when I looked for it at Hy-Vee I couldn't find it because I was looking in the microbrew section. I asked about it and the clerk showed me where it was.

    I was shocked it was a Michelob product.



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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Sam Adams has a similar winter ale, I just had it tonight and its phenominal...



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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Thanks for the tip/reminder. Think I've had it before. Good stuff. Mmmm...Ale.



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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by clone4410 View Post
    Sam Adams has a similar winter ale, I just had it tonight and its phenominal...
    Thats pretty good too, but I got really burned out on it my sophomore year, when it was on firesale at the Keg Shop from march-may at $10/case. Drank a lot of Sam Adams Winter Ale that spring.


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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    does it have a strong bourbon flavor, or is it more subdued?


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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    does it have a strong bourbon flavor, or is it more subdued?
    it's noticeable, but never tastes like you're drinking Wild Turkey or anything like that...


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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    does it have a strong bourbon flavor, or is it more subdued?
    Its there, I would say not strong, but maybe mild or a step above mild?

    I may not be the best judge because I find good whiskeys not harsh at all.

    The waiter at Old Chicago said almost everybody likes it.



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    Re: Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    it's noticeable, but never tastes like you're drinking Wild Turkey or anything like that...
    Thats unfortunate. I was hoping for something along the lines of Dragon's Milk from New Holland brewery, or the bourbon ale from Goose Island (can't remember the name).

    I suppose flavor is expensive though.


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