Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer) - Fremont Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheEarl:
4.78/5 rDev +8.6%
Poured from a black waxed bottle into 2 Fremont goblets.
Appearance: Dark orange with visible carbonation but very little foam.
Aroma: The aroma is of rich caramel, bourbon, vanilla, and some fresh citrus and grassy notes--massively complex.
Taste: The taste is caramel, brown sugar, spices, vanilla/oak, citrus, and a fairly present alcohol note.
Mouthfeel: Medium/full bodied without being too sticky.
Overall: This is an amazing beer. Fremont really are the (somewhat) unsung masters of barrel-aged strong ales. The citrus, in concert with the richer flavors from the barrel and booze is just right. For me, this easily tops Sucaba, Barrel-Aged Bigfoot, and maybe even B-Bomb.
05-28-2013 22:38:15 | More by TheEarl
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev -0.5%
22oz bottle thanks to FalconA!
A: Deep brown, almost black. Pours thick, with a tiny off-white head.
S: Sweet toffee, bourbon, roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, a tiny bit of licorice and a bit floral.
T: Taste is vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, chocolate and bourbon. Hint of citrus as well. A bit of booziness but it goes with this beer, not off-putting at all.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation, slick. A bit sticky, coats the mouth (especially as it warms).
O: This is a fantastic BA barleywine, among the best I've had. Reminds me a bit of BA9K. Glad to try this, hope to get another bottle in the future.
09-06-2013 07:18:52 | More by standardcherry
4.24/5 rDev -3.6%
bottle, Brouwers 7th Anniversary
A rather large barleywine - not sure I realized it was 13% when consuming the entire bomber. This beer laid in bourbon barrels for 16 months and the bourbon is quite well pronounced. Given the trends noticed with Bbomb and KDS though, I do wonder how quickly the barrel will fade. Decadent layers of sweet chewy malt, chocolate, bourbon and more bourbon. Appreciate the haiku references. I'll take fresh b-bomb over this, but for decadent barrel aged barleywines, this is in the zone.
07-08-2013 23:54:25 | More by dirtylou
4.19/5 rDev -4.8%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Deep amber. Not much head. A few wisps.
Smell - Bourbon. A grapefruit citrus aroma. Hops? Lots of caramel.
Taste - Caramel, bourbon. Some oak. Almost like an orange liqueur flavor. Could be the hops, but everyone at this tasting thinks I'm stupid fot suggesting grapefruit hops are giving it that flavor.
Mouthfeel - Slick and sweet. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Very nice. Unique orange flavor.
05-21-2013 01:25:51 | More by Alieniloquium
4.51/5 rDev +2.5%
Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a hazy burnt caramel amber with a fine, half finger light tan head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of intense caramel malt, caramel, plum juice, faint hops. Flavor follows, with caramel, caramel malt, brown sugar (the most distinct brown sugar I can remember in a beer), dark fruit juice, vanilla, bourbon, a light oakiness and a light hop finish. This is delicious. Nice creamy medium body. Very well balanced and tasty. Hits all the right English barleywine notes. A bit on the sweet side and although warming, covers the high ABV very well. I look forward to cellaring this barleywine and revisiting it over the years.
05-04-2013 02:57:29 | More by LiquidAmber
Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer) from Fremont Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.