Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Selin's Grove Organic Bourbon Barrel Mud Puppy Brown
I recently went on a Route 15 brewery trek, and one of the stops was Selin’s Grove Brewery. While there, I ordered a glass of the Organic Bourbon Barrel Mud Puppy Brown Ale on hand pull. The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a bubbly tan head. The aroma consists of light bourbon, toasted malts, raisin, and sweet malts. The taste is sweet and malty and has a surprising slight cherry twist. The bourbon provides a nice light accent and is not overpowering. The finish dries the mouth a little bit, mostly due to the bourbon. The alcohol content is of the non-bourbon barrel aged beer is 4.9% ABV, so I would assume this beer to be similar. The Bourbon Barrel Mud Puppy Brown was a wonderfully accented beer that keeps the bourbon as an accent and does not allow it come to the forefront, which was most welcomed for this style of beer.