Halcyon Barrel House - Nix Olympica
Barrel-aged Bière de Mars • 6.4% ABV
Nix Olympica is a barrel-aged Bière de Mars from Halcyon Barrel House. It is brewed with organic smoked malt and saison yeast, and has ample barrel character.
Nix Olympica pours a deep dark gold. The aroma is barrel forward with wine notes, light smoke and melon rind. The taste suggests sweetness with a smokey edge, spicy phenolics plus a hint of fruit. Effervescent carbonation adds to the mouthfeel/body, while the tannins from barrel aging help dry the beer out. It finishes smoky and dry.
Halcyon Barrel House is a new branch on the Beau's family tree. New world brewing, patiently rooted in the old world traditions of mixed fermentation and aging in wood barrels, and bottle or keg conditioning.