The Irish Craft Beer scene continues to grow.
Partly by innovation, collaboration & the exploration of new tastes & styles.
This latest barrel aged beer does all three.
It uses rye – a relatively unexplored grain for Irish Beer – as well as Irish Whiskey.
I got a pleasantly sweet orange note on the nose – which complemented the beer’s attractive colour.
The carbonation was relatively light – & suited me fine.
Rather than the dry signature spice I expect from rye whiskey – a wonderfully rich combination of earthy rye, biscuity malt & a fresh fruity element greeted me on tasting.
At 9% – this is no shrinking violet.
Heavy in flavour – but light on the palate.