Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Murrays Anniversary Ale No 9 English Barleywine
Brewery: Murrays Craft Brewing Co.
Style: English Barleywine
Format: 640ml Bottle
Murray's Anniversary Ale is always oak aged, always big and always a very limited release of around 1000 bottles. While this year's special brew gives a nod to its roots, reflecting the original recipe brewed to launch the company on New Year's Eve nine years ago, the recipe twist is aging the beer on Hunter Valley red wine barrel staves.
An English-style barley wine, this year's Anniversary Ale features warming rich fruit cakelike sweetness from the caramel and roasted malts, with strong aromas of stone fruit and an assertive but balanced bitterness in the finish.