Biere de Noel (for Charles Bukowski)

Biere De Noel (for Charles Bukowski) 11.5% ABV. Our first annual Christmas beer. This beer started it’s life as a dark Belgian quad fermented with our house saison yeast blend. We then aged it on sour cherries, not enough to make it into a “cherry beer” but to add a layer of tart fruit to pair with the nougat and chocolate flavor of the base beer. Then we put it into fresh red wine barrels with our house Brett blend and aged it for 4 months.
The aroma is similar to an old vines zinfandel or old Bordeaux with layers of funk, oak and dark fruit. The flavor is again wine like with hints of cherries, oak, chocolate cake, light funk. I will definitely be stashing a few cases to see how this one evolves.
Dedicated to Charles Bukowski