This is a barrel aged beer with a bit of a twist.
To begin with – it’s a blonde ale.
Most barrel aged beers tend to be porters, dark ales or otherwise ‘heavies’.
But the real twist of this Rascals brewed ale in collaboration with Dubliner Irish Whiskey is – well – it’s orange!
Both in colour,
A bright, refreshingly zesty blood orange aroma greeted me on first acquaintance – shortly followed by a biscuity malty base on the palate – all wrapped up in a delightfully lagery mouthfeel.
It’s a twist I really enjoyed.
Best served lightly chilled.