Last week I received a bottle of Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale, Anheuser-Busch‘s (by way of their Michelob craft arm) seasonal Winter Warmer. This is aged on oak staves and vanilla bean, and is 6% alcohol by volume.
Here’s their spec sheet that goes with the beer:
Beer Style: Oak and Vanilla-Aged Ale (Winter Seasonal)
Description: Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale has a smooth, robust taste full of rich aromas, hints of vanilla and flavorful hops.
Ingredients: Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale is brewed with Carapils, caramel and two-row barley malts and imported Hallertau and Alsace hops. It is then aged on bourbon oak casks and whole Madagascar vanilla beans.
Food Pairings: Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale provides a balanced accompaniment to full-flavored foods like clam or corn chowder, soft cheeses like triple-cream brie or Camembert, pork roast with applesauce or creme brulee.
Glassware Suggestions: Serve this beer in a tulip-shaped glass to showcase its deep auburn color.
I’ll have a review written up for this later in the week.