Russell Brewing Co. – Nectar of the Gods Whiskey Barrel Wheat Wine Ale (2013)

Russell Brewing Co. – Nectar of the Gods Whiskey Barrel Wheat Wine Ale (2013)

Rating

3.5 out of 5
Aroma
4 out of 5
Appearance
3.6 out of 5
Taste
3.8 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.7
3.7 out of 5

Overview

2013 Russell Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine Ale Review

Russell Brewing Co. – Nectar of the Gods Whiskey Barrel Wheat Wine Ale (2013) Review

This is a Wheat Wine Ale from Russell Brewing Company which was aged in whiskey barrels called the Nectar of the Gods. at 10% and 70IBU it is a formidable brew and will likely pack a punch. Popping the bottles top and pouring this ale, the beer is a slightly clouded amber-gold colour with two fingers of head. The smell is strong with wheat with a whiskey kick. The nose is milder than you may have guessed with tropical fruit notes and clove coming through beyond the whiskey lead. For a big beer like this the nose is actually quite balanced and relatively mild. The flavour is sharp like you would expect for a big Wheat Wine and the barrel aged flavour is rather subtle leaving some space for big tropical fruit flavours in the back. Don’t get me wrong this is a big beer and is not for everyone but it is not quite as bold as a big imperial stout or most barley wines. The overall flavour could use some time to mellow but this beer will age quite well. My suggestion is to pick up a bottle and keep it in storage until this time next year. The Nectar of the Gods is pretty good now but in a year it will be even better.

Alcohol – 10%
IBU – 70
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.50 (Craft Retailer)
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2013 Russell Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine Ale Review
2013 Russell Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine Ale Review

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Comments

  1. Terry
    Terry 12 June, 2014, 07:40

    I had this recently and loved it! The oak was pretty intense imparting a lot of earthy and almost chardonnay like flavour into the beer with the whiskey on the finish. Very complex and enjoyable, not sure if aging further will help or not but worth a try.

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