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Bolita

Style: Double Nut Brown Ale

Availability: Special Releases

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This Double Nut Brown Ale is brewed in honor of the popular Bolita games played in Ybor City, FL. Bolita means little ball, but the profits from the often rigged games were anything but little. A player would pick a number and hope that his bolita came up, while the game operator would employ a variety of tricks to ensure it didn’t. There are no tricks in this brew though, just a high gravity brown ale redolent with caramel and toffee like malts and a long nutty finish. Pars well with Baklava, wild game and medium body cigars.

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Overview

  • ABV: 10%
  • OG: 22
  • IBU: 50
  • SRM: 28

Tasting Notes

Pours dark brown in color with a tan head with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and toasted bread. Flavors of caramel, toffee and chocolate notes open with interjecting notes of wood and herbal bitterness from English hop varietals then moving back into semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and toffee and is dried out in the finish with toasted malt notes that resemble roast peanuts.

Awards and Ratings

Ratebeer: 98 overall
BeerAdvocate: B+ overall

2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship Gold Medal Imperial Brown Ale Category

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