It seems the theme in BC this month is barrel aged beers, starting earlier this month with beers from Phillips (Hammer) and Driftwood (Singularity) then this past week R&B (Double Devil) , Tree Brewery (Serendipity No.4) and Russell Brewing (this review). Unfortunately my current attempts to acquire the R&B and Tree beers has proven unsuccessful but I did managed to find the Russell Brewing Nectar of the Gods Wheat wine. A wheat wine is a variation of a Barley wine style which contains 50% Wheat malt mixed with Pilsner and Munich malts and to add more complexity the beer has been aged 4 months in Tennessee whiskey barrels. Will this beer be able to hold up to the standard of the Gods or will it be banished to the depths?
Matured in Tennessee whiskey barrels for over four months, this Wheat Wine Ale delivers multiple layers of flavour complexity. Comprised of 50% Wheat Malt plus a combination of Pilsner and Munich Malts. Fruity-ester characteristics are beautifully complemented by vanilla-like flavours and tannins imparted from the barrels-aging process. US Columbus Hops provide a firm bitterness and French Strisselspalt Hops present a lusty black currant flavour and balanced finish. Bottle-conditioning results in natural carbonation and sediment – pour gently. Drink today or Cellar for up to a year.