Two Roads Worker’s Stomp

Posted: June 20, 2015 in Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale, Two Roads Brewing Company

I wasn’t aware that Two Roads was doing a barrel aged program, but when I saw this on the shelves, I got very excited. They make some really solid beers and I could just imagine how good they would be barrel aged. Let’s see how this was.

stomp

ABV: 7.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We have taken our Workers Comp saison and ‘stomped’ all over it. Using a variant of our classic saison recipe and aging it in white wine barrels, this beer is the newest in our ‘Road Less Traveled’ series. Majorly fruity and spicy with a hint of dry white wine notes.”

Random: This is like the day that is never going to end. Saturdays take so long for the guys to finish lately. I guess it’s just Summer traffic.

This brew poured with a two finger, cream-colored head that dissipated slowly. It left some lacing on the glass and a slight crown on top of the body. The body itself was a clear, straw yellow with high carbonation visible. I guessed that it would have a lot of carbonation just based on the ‘pop’ that cork made when I opened it. The nose had citrus notes, yeast and very light vanilla and oak notes. The taste had more of a defined wine note. It had very light oak as in the nose, but had yeast with lemon as well. It had the expected coriander spice and white pepper too. The body was very thick for the style with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with yeast and lemon. The bomber was $15.99 ($.73 per ounce), which isn’t too expensive for a barrel aged beer, in my opinion. This wasn’t a bad beer by any means, but I would have appreciated more strength from the barrel aging and that’s why it didn’t get higher marks from me.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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