From New Westminster’s Steel & Oak Brewing comes their “En Rouge (Barley Wine)” a Barley Wine aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels. The beer pours a deep chestnut brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of dark fruits, oak, dark cherry, red wine, roasted malts and some leather. The flavour is of dark cherries, dark fruits, plum, red wine, oak, caramel, roasted malts, leather and alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 10% with an IBU of 15. This Barley Wine tastes great with nice notes of red wine that do not overpower the essence of what a barley wine is.
Commercial Description: En Blanc and En Rouge are the same 10% abv barley wine fermented with wine yeast, and aged for a year in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon barrels respectively. En Blanc is described as having notes of “vanilla, coconut, apricot, peach, molasses and fruitcake with a touch of citrus,” while En Rouge offers “black currant, dark cherry, leather, tobacco, plum and dates.”