THE VIKING

STYLE: Old Stock Blonde Barleywine

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ABV: 10.5

PROFILE

The Viking is a dark golden color with moderate hoppiness and hints of wildflower honey making this a delicious and unique winter warmer.


Here again, The Depot brewery team has taken a classic beer style and changed it into something similar yet a distinct, new profile. With the same big alcohol notes of the classic style, we achieve this big character by using different malts from those traditionally used in barleywine. Instead of the darker toasted and roasted malts that bring in toffee and caramel flavors, we use lighter malts, such as Munich and Honey to bring out the sweeter side of the malt spectrum. All of this is balanced by a fair amount of hopping that compliments the beer, though you may hardly notice the hop character. Malt is the star of this beer.

TASTING NOTES


A deep golden color with a white head holds up well. The nose is unmistakable; this is a strong beer. Notes of honey and flowers also come through in the aroma. 


The flavor is rich and is complimented by a rich mouthful - not heavy but sweet. Small touches of vanilla come through and the beer finishes with a touch of resinous hop finish.