Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale

By xerocube | November 20, 2006

I have been known for my taste in things off the beaten path. And for those who shared a frosty adult beverage with me also know that my taste in drinks is also a bit eclectic. This allows me to taste new brews and discover some true gems, as well as unearth some horrid concoctions (read: Rogue’s Mocha Porter). With that said, I want to tell you about a new seasonal beer from Anheuser-Busch: Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale.

This is a warming ale that has been aged on Bourbon Oak Casks with Vanilla Beans. It sounded odd when I saw the case, but it was unusual enough for me to take a gamble. This beer provides a good drink with a vanilla aftertaste. I found myself savoring each drop and wanting more when I emptied the bottle. It clocks in a 6.0% ABV, which scoots in just under Alabama’s legal alcohol content limit for beer, so it’s a potent drink (for Alabama standards).

I recommend beer-enthusiast (being of legal age, mind you) giving this one a try.

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3 Responses to “Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale”

Andy Says:
December 1st, 2006 at 5:28 pm

Where did you buy the Winter’s? I tried this at a beer tasting and echo your opinion of it. I’d like to purchase some mself…

xerocube Says:
December 2nd, 2006 at 3:00 pm

I found it at a Tria Supermarket in downtown Homewood, AL. I have looked at a variety of Publix’s, World Market’s, Bruno’s supermarkets, and several gas stations throughout my travels during the Thanksgiving holiday and I have not been able to find it since, so I have enlisted some help in finding it. If I can find it again, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

If anyone happens to find it, give us a post.

Andy Says:
December 5th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

That night (12/1) I finally found Winter’s at Diplomat Deli in Vestavia.