Drake's 15th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Lager

Drake's 15th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Lager

Rated 3.486 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Drake's Brewing Company

San Leandro, CA, United States

Style:  Strong Lager

13.7% Alcohol by Volume

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A 15th anniversary recipe needs to be unique since so few breweries make it to their 15th year. For this recipe our head brewer Rodger Davis decided to throw out the style guidelines and create his own style. So he fused the finist ingredients, his relentless passion for good beer and topped it off with a bit of creativity. The beer is then aged in a bourbon barrel for 10 months creating a beer that is worthy of drinking for future anniversaries.

ID: 20931 Last updated 13 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank3462
Overall Percentile93.5
Style Rank2 of 437
Style Percentile99.5
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.850
Weighted Score3.486
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 4.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Poured a hazy, reddish amber color with a small, light tan head that quickly diminished, leaving spotty, sticky, lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla oak, bourbon, caramel malts, honey and sharp alcohol as well. Taste of nuts, more caramel malts, vanilla, charred wood and a fair amount of alcohol in the finish.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A nipper bottle bought at Hollingshead. Murky brown color with a minimal head, the nose and flavor are basically bourbon. this is a whiskey beer and a bit one dimensional

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Another incredible beer by some awesome brewers. An aroma that is about as complex as it's taste. Caramel, some alcohol, vanilla, maple and bourbon round it out nicely. No head to speak and little carbonation. Taste is rasins, plums, figs, oak, whisky and some maple. It's pretty hot in the mouth and will definitely age incredibly well in the right conditions. Well done.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This Strong Lager pours a deep reddish amber color from a 6oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon and vanilla, with a hint of alcohol. A medium bodied Strong Lager. Malts are caramel and sweet, lots of bourbon and oak. Lots of dark fruit flavors as well. Sweet and smooth tasting. Starts malty sweet with a fruity and bourbon middle and a fairly prominent alcohol finish. I think some more bottle aging will smooth this one out a lot. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is a touch of alcohol.

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