Russell Brewing – Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine Ale: Is a local Surrey brewed Wheat Wine at a mega strength of 10% abv that was aged in Whisky barrels and was enjoyed at home in a snifter glass.
Aroma and Appearance: It pours a cloudy orange copper with 1 finger of white foam and some small sporadic bubbles. The aroma is heavy oak, earth, sweet and slightly metallic.
Flavour: This beer is thick and sweet with a white wine like oak character, some caramel and fruit a touch boozy, some wheat texture and some whiskey notes on the finish.
Overall Impression: Fairly complex, like a heavily oaked white wine there is a lot going on here and it works quite well.
Rating: I give it an excellent rating of 8/10, this was quite good and has more flavour than the Truth Serum (also very good) from the aging and whiskey barrels.
Food Pairing: Like a chardonnay, this would pair well with roasted chicken.
You should try this and the non barrel aged Truth Serum, both very unique BC beers on the market right now at reasonable prices.
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Hmm interesting. Fresh this was very harsh and Truth Serum was very enjoyable.
Yes I found Truth Serum was pop and pour, this one develops with age. Still a bit wild, but in a good way.