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Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer) - Fremont Brewing Company

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Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer)Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer)

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 6.82%
Wants: 71
Gots: 23 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Fremont Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We are a family-owned microbrewery founded in 2009 to brew small-batch artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find. Located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, we turn wine into beer, dream into Haiku, yodel in Esperanto and drink more Underberg than the Brouwer's Matts. To celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the Iconic Fremont Beer Haven, Brouwer's, we brewed this monster English Barleywine with floor-malted Maris Otter barley and Noble hops. Half was aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months, blended back together, bottled, and then we waited... and waited... for 16 months... through both the 7th and 8th Anniversaries. Now it is ready. Of course, please age this beer, but do try it today, and keep in mind, Brouwer's is not your typical beer mecca and this is not your typical American Barleywine.

(Beer added by: draheim on 02-23-2013)
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Port_Seat

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-26-2014 16:15:33 | More by Port_Seat
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-13-2014 12:53:03 | More by ShanePB
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev -9.1%

06-09-2014 11:44:27 | More by tectactoe
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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mrebeka

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

06-08-2014 16:56:41 | More by mrebeka
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-20-2014 02:11:39 | More by KCBeerNerd
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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dannykugler

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-19-2014 04:12:51 | More by dannykugler
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-03-2014 03:06:56 | More by LumpkinBrews
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

04-29-2014 17:33:22 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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KevSal

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

03-24-2014 07:24:29 | More by KevSal
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distantmantra

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +8%

03-10-2014 20:01:14 | More by distantmantra
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -14.8%

03-07-2014 20:35:25 | More by adkieffer
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.58/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Happy to see another Fremont beer. These have always been solid so far. Thanks to Doopie for breaking this pair out for beer night.

From a bomber into a snifter
Brewed for the 7th anniversary of Brouwer's Cafe
Half the batch was aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months then blended. Subsequently aged another 16 months before being released.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, light cream head with very good retention. Maroon red or bistre brown in color with slightly higher levels of carbonation for the style. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and leaves some lacing down the glass. A ring remains and leaves some lacing down the glass. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Big nose of toffee and caramel, maple, some red fruits, oak and bourbon on the nose. Coconut notes with bourbon and sweet maple candy. Quite nice.

TASTE: Toffee and maple syrup sweetness up front, with bourbon and oak as well. Sweet flavors through the middle into a big and lingering finish of oak, bourbon, coconut and toffee and maple sweetness. Red fruit notes linger as well. Flavorful and bold, but not as complex as some others in the style. Very little hop flavor and bitterness, making it predominantly a sweet, barrel forward barleywine.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. A little lighter on the palate, goes down fine and finishes surprisingly dry on the palate. No real burn or heat lingers.

OVERALL: Another really good Fremont beer. While the feel was a little light and the flavor a little too heavy on the sweet side of things, this was still an extremely enjoyable beer that is well worth the effort. Particularly enjoyed the mesh of maple, bourbon and red fruits that this one brought to the table. Give it a shot if you get the opportunity. Cheers again Doops!

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 15:37:41 | More by Jeffo
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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chugalug06

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thin straw colored foamy head rises slow and has nice retention. Brew is dark, deep, roasty, brown, with heavy purple. Lacing is decent, not the best. Decent legs. Nice clarity.

Tons of maple, brown sugar, faded pine, lots of vanilla, bourbon too.

Amazingly sweet and delicious. Barrel and booze are so nicely hidden. Oakey, buttery, smooth, nicely sweet, grapey, lots of tannins. Very gummy, awkward dryness on very backend of finish, resinous, sticky. Carbonation is high and fits the style, slightly detracts.

This is a kick ass brew, thanks Ty for sharing. I'm supporting Washington tonight since they're going to get an ass-whoopin on Sunday. Go Broncos!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 04:38:19 | More by chugalug06
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Minnesota

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Texas

4/5  rDev -9.1%

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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Washington

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Old Bridge Rider (Brouwer's Cafe 7th Anniversary Beer) from Fremont Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.