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Home / Doug's Beer Republic  /   Review: Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak

     
Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak 
Posted: 28 July 2015  Beer Republic 6.0 
Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak from UK Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak is a beer no beer chugger in his right mind would refuse. Technically, this is a lager brewed with bottom fermentation. The beer is then aged in Single Malt Whisky infused oak chips to impart oak, vanilla, and whisky flavors. Will it blow you away?  Probably not.             
Avg price/liter: USD 5.91   ABV %: 6,5  Type: Lager  
       


Here's what I like to see when a mainstream brewery steps up to bat.  Show me something I haven't seen before.  It's a foregone conclusion a mainstreamer isn't going to brew a beer with as high quality ingredients or handcrafted care.  They're designed to brew in big batches to big groups of consumers.    

So Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak is a beer no beer chugger in his right mind would refuse.  Who better positioned to brew a beer which fuses whisky and beer traditions in one bottle?       

I've seen this beer described as a fusion ale-lager and questioned how that could be.  A lager uses bottom fermented yeast, an ale top fermented.  Technically, this is a lager brewed with bottom fermentation.  Let's get straight on that.  But the beer is warmly matured and quickly like an ale would be.   The beer is then aged in Single Malt Whisky infused oak chips to impart oak, vanilla, and whisky flavors.        

Will it blow you away?  Probably not.  In the last month, I can name you three lagers which soundly blew this one away.         

But had I ever sampled a lager aged in whisky oak to give it whisky characteristics?  Never.  And so for a rather ununusal beer tasting experience that won't deplete your wallet, Tennent's Beer Aged With Whisky Oak is one I couldn't advise you to ignore.         

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