The 2011 batch of Samuel Adams Utopias is a blend of liquids which have been aged in a variety of wood casks for up to 18 years. This complex aging process enhances the beer’s distinct vanilla, maple and cocoa notes, and it offers an aroma of ginger and cinnamon. Sherry casks from Spain and Portugal add nutty oak, toffee and honey notes, while Madeira and port casks offer a slightly more elegant, dark fruit aroma, imparting earthy flavors inherent to fine European spirits. The complex flavors intensify individually over time, making Samuel Adams Utopias a very special brew that becomes even better with age.Availability: Very limited release. 2011 is the 6th release of Utopias. $150 dollars a bottle.
Style: American Strong Ale
Hops: 3 Noble hops — Spalt Spalter, Hallertau Mittelfrueh, and Tettnang Tettnang
Yeast: Ale Yeast, & proprietary champagne yeast