Townsite Brewing – Barrel Aged Cardena Quad

Townsite Brewing – Barrel Aged Cardena Quad

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.2 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Flavour
4.3 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.1
4.1 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Barrel Aged, Belgian Quad
  • Brand: Townsite Brewing Inc.
  • Pros:

    A rich and complex blend of dried fruit and bourbon barrel character

  • Cons:

    Quite sweet and very intense

  • Conclusion:

    A sweet and intense Belgian Quad with big bourbon-oak character.

Townsite Brewing – Barrel Aged Cardena Quad Review

Townsite Brewing’s Cardena is one of the better Belgian Quads to be on the craft beer market and they have released a second version of the beer that has been barrel aged. Coming in at 10.5% alcohol this beer is every bit as strong as the original brew. Pouring from the 500ml bottle the beer is a deep and cloudy chestnut-brown colour and has a thin finger’s worth of very dense head. The aroma is intense with bourbon-oak character, vanilla tones, and dried fruit character including cherry, raisin and prune. The texture of this beer is low in carbonation and very creamy-smooth. With the low carbonation comes a sweetness that cuts into the boozy character. The bourbon oak character is quite intense masking much of the dried fruit character. Still raisin, and prune notes come through giving a rich sweetness to the beer. Barrel Aging has changed this beer significantly and made it an even more intense beer. It is still every bit as good as the original though.

Alcohol – 10.5%
IBU – 24
Size – 650ml
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Comments

  1. Josef
    Josef 20 March, 2017, 09:03

    Hi there, if you like Belgian beers, just take a look at https://www.westvleterenbeers.com/ where you can buy Westvleteren Trappist 12, a really, really fine beer from Belgium.

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