Prickly Moses Vintage Ale 2012

Style
Barrel-Aged Strong Ale
ABV
8.5%

Back before brewer Hendo (now at Southern Bay) made his brief dalliance with Prickly Moses and set about knocking out some big US-inspired brews, the seasonals coming out from the Otway Ranges tended to be more traditional in origin, notably the trilogy of Saison, Farmhouse Ale and Reserve De Otway. Those three are coming back soon, apparently, but in the meantime there's this - a rusty coloured, spiced strong ale that's spent 12 months in pinot noir barrels, something that's apparent straight up with some light fruity (OK, pinot-y) notes from the off. It's surprisingly delicate for a beer of its size, with some stewed fruit flavours alongside some malt sweetness and a gentle funky nod in the direction of Belgium, particularly as it warms.

Published June 7, 2012

Name
Prickly Moses
Address

10 Hoveys Road
Barongarook
VIC 3429

Phone
(03) 5233 8400
Open Hours

Fri, Sat & Sun: 11am to 5pm

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