Tatamagouche – Giantess Barley Wine (650ml)
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Barley WineThese brawny, malt-forward beers are often one of the strongest beer styles on any given beer menu, and showcases a complex melange of toffee and fruit flavours counterbalanced by warming alcohol and sturdy hop bitterness. Learn More
The Tatamagouche Brewing Company (commonly referred to as “Tata”) is a family owned and operated craft brewery located in the heart of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. In 2014, the family converted an old butcher shop into a brewery, and have since added several additions to the sides and back of the building to help accommodate their growth. In 2023 the brewery launched Nomad, a line of alcohol-free beer. Tata Brew have won awards provincially as well as nationally while they continue to grow their team and brand.
It’s Barley Wine season. As Doppelbocks are to Germany, and Strong Darks (Quads) are to Belgium – Barley Wine is to England. The top of the alcohol range, the most malt character, the most complexity. Tata’s Barley is a real treat every year, with rich aromas of caramelized, toffee aromas that mingle with intense fruity notes of golden raisins, and orange peel. The mouthfeel is full bodied, rich, and complex, with noticeable alcohol warmth that’s balanced by a rounded sweetness.
This is a sipper, to have preferably by a fire with a large wedge of Stilton, and not to be consumed too cold.
Barley Wines are a style that originated in England, they are strong ales that rival the strength and complexity of some of the world’s most celebrated beverages. These brawny, malt-forward beers are often one of the strongest beer styles on any given beer menu, and showcases a complex melange of toffee and fruit flavours counterbalanced by warming alcohol and sturdy hop bitterness. With a wide colour range and characteristically high in alcohol content, this is a style that is often aged, as it evolves well over time. As barley wine beers advance in age, they develop oxidative characteristics, including honey and toffee flavours as well as aromas, darker colours, lessened bitterness and more depth.
Hopped with Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops, this brew has a hoppy, earthy flavour complimented by a strong malt backbone. This beer is ready to drink and will age well. The longer it is aged, less hop character will be evident, melding into a very balanced beer. Gold medal winner at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards and took home the silver at the 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards.