Chilean beer: Kross 5

Kross can be found pretty much across Chile, and while it might just have been timing, their annual special anniversary release was as easily encountered as their Pilsner and Golden Ale. Apparently it is brewed with seven hops and aged on oak. Unfortunately, this review was a bit rushed, because this is a beer for long evening.

Kross 5, Strong Ale, 7.2% ABV

Appearance: clear brown, off white head, low carbonation.
Aroma: caramel, hint of peaches.
Taste: whiskey and malt at first, but over time, the sweet toasted coconut/macaroon character really pops out.
Mouthfeel: heavy-bodied, best for sipping.
Overall, the oak is easy to pick out and definitely pushes this beer from interesting to fascinating. I would love to eat this with a steak.

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