Stiegl Sonnenkonig IV Moscatel Barrel Aged Double IPA 2017 10% Austria 750ml
Stiegl Brewery, famous for more than 500 years in the Austrian town of Salzburg, is one of Austria's top independent breweries making a range of continental beer styles from Lager to Radler.
The Sonnenkonig range are one-off vintage beer releases from 2015 through to 2020, that were made in Stiegl's museum brewhouse. These beers are extraordinarily rare, with the Sonnenkonig II Tequila Barrel Wit 2015 release no longer even available in Stiegl's museum stocks.
The Sonnenkonig IV radiates a sublime orange-golden hue. Spritely hoppy notes gain intensity as the fine effervescence forms, reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits. The moment it touches the palate is full of surprises: hints of exotic fruits blend with the spicy nutmeg bouquet of the muscat casks in whose French oak the beer has matured for six months. The finale culminates in a long-lasting, rich, bitter finish.