The second Barley Wine to be released from Steel & Oak Brewing in 2016 is the En Blanc. While the first was aged in red win barrels, this beer was completed in white. Pouring from the bomber bottle the En Blanc is a hue of deep brown with a reddish tinge. Two full fingers of dense and lacing head slowly settles on top the beer emitting an earthy aroma of oak, coconut, dried fruit and vanilla. Here the White Wine barrels give a delicious and different aroma compared to many other Barley Wines. Tasting the beer the oak tones have a lightness and mild sharpness from the wine character while a smooth coconut flavour comes through from behind in a warming fashion. The vanilla and dried fruit tones also come into play with a subtle booziness that warms the soul. This is another unique Barley Wine that is quite delicious from Steel & Oak Brewing. This is a worthy beer for your cellar and a candidate for a side-by-side tasting with the red wine aged version of the beer.
Alcohol – 10.0%
Size – 650ml