Again. What is the attraction to beer aged in wood?!

Question: Again!. What is the attraction to beer aged in wood!?
I have seen/heard several people over the past months speak about how great they are!. What is it and Y so expensive!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Tradition is a great point!. They are also relatively rare these days!. Few beers most in Belgium and England are wooden barrel aged these days!. The wood adds a "woody" aromatic essence to the sensory aspect of the beer!. also some woods will add vanilla or caramel notes-very subtly!.
I have only recently become a fan of them!. I am a traditionalist at heart so I stuck with that idea of beer!. Yet, it slipped my mind that these wood aged beers are just that, traditional!. Now I am hooked!.

The cost of the oak or other wood-barrels, cost of holding-Cellaring, availability, and other concerns add to the cost of these beers!.

No Neil, the beer is "brewed" in the brewhouse and "fermented" in either stainless-steel tanks or wood barrel!. They are then aged in wood as well!. Just as a wine is aged in wood although differences in techniques do exist both between wine & beer and from beer to beer!.


It isn't "aged" in wood like a wine, it is brewed in wood!.

It is not that it is necessarily better when brewed in wood, just different and so some people will prefer this particular flavour!.

When the production of Marstions Pedigree was moved from Burton to Wolverhampton the flavour changed as the beer was no longer brewed in wood (even though all the ingredients were exactly the same)!. The production of Pedigree was quickly moved back to Burton as a reaction to the the customer's noticing the different flavour!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

Find yourself an Innis and Gunn and you will understand what the hype is about!. I find beers aged in oak tend to have a really nice "buttery" taste to them!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The wood gives the beer flavor and mellows it, much like what happens with wines and some hard liquors!. Yes, being aged in wood makes things more expensive!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

is it a traditional thing, that is more popular as it tis the season!? hence the high prices xxxWww@FoodAQ@Com

s-h-i-t Bro you woke me for this!.
The beer taste good when aged in wood!. Just try one to see for yourself!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I like all the answers!.
Wood aged beer is good I hear!. Going to pop my wood-beer cherry today!. Let's party!

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