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BC Beer – Tree’s Serendipity no 1

May 19, 2010

This beer was released while I was pootling around Vancouver drinking beer and getting sunburned. I snagged four bottles from Brewery Creek. Two for myself and two for a friend. I should have bought more.

Brewmaster Stefan Buhl aged a blend of two of Tree’s ale and let them sit in a used whiskey barrel for 100 days. Which two ales? Due to the 5% abv I’m thinking it’s just Black Tree, which is their pale ale and porter blended, or something very similar.

Serendipity no 1 pours a deep garnet. Immediately you can smell the whiskey. Further investigation finds toffee, nut, dark fruits, vanilla, flowers, biscuit. The vanilla, from the oak, and the dark fruit, coming in a mostly raisin, perks up a bit when you drink it; while the whiskey backs down a bit. Minimal lacing. Mildly sweet finish. Very good beer. Can’t wait to try the next one. Assuming I can find it.

Rating: Great
Style: Whiskey Barrel Aged Ale
ABV: 5.0%
Serving Temp: 9ºC
BCL: n/a

Oh, if you’re looking for this beer Brewery Creek in Vancouver was the only place that ordered it in the whole city. They may have some left. Hillside Liquor Store were the only guys in Victoria. The brewery is sold out.


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