Year of New Beer: Rye Barrel Aged Tzar, Ethereal Brewing (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 03/15/2017

Big, roasty malts, coffee, chocolate, and and woody spice on the nose. Very similar as it transitions to the tongue, with the spiciness of the rye barrel working harmoniously alongside the toast and coffee elements. Hints of dark fruit and campfire smoke and a steady but not overpowering alcohol burn. The regular Tzar has probably been a little overlooked by a majority of Lexington area beer drinkers, and that's a mistake. For me, this barreled version is even better. Great job by the Ethereal crew.