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Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jarod on 09-22-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

GRG1313, Today at 05:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

JakerLou, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

A warm caramel color with just a thin layer of lace. Smells of caramel and some oak
Similar to the smell with a caramel and toffee backbone, grapefruit, and has an oaky finish. Flavor really improves as the beer warms.
Moderate to full body, light to moderate carbonation.
Very enjoyable, but a little hot.

ksimons, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

BobbyOlson, Aug 31, 2014
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Giggy, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

ZEB89, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Mini review:

Let it warm. Caramely goodness.

Pahn, Aug 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a low cream colored head.
Smell: Breezy slight floral hops.
Taste: Sweet, spicy and dry. Bit of fruit and nut to it. As it warms up I am getting an unfortunate combination from floral/citrus hop and alcohol that has morphed into an unshakable taste of nail polish remover.
Mouthfeel: Zesty and prickly with a bit of a burn.
Overall: Could be sweetly drinkable. If it wasn't for that nail polish remover thing.

Roxie_B, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

MisterE, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

zestar, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.4%

CraftyChuck, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

steamboatbrewer, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Williaar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Vintage 2013. Best By 11/15/18. Note: The bottle says 10.7% ABV not 10%. Pours a murky dark brownish amber color with a small amount of head. Some lacing. Boozey aroma with floral hop notes, earth, oak, caramel and a hint of smoke. The taste brings out a lot more of the smoke. Earthy with lots of caramel and dark fruits.Vanilla and a touch of charcoal. Nice oakiness throughout with a finish of more of the smoke. Almost tastes like a boozed up Rauchbier or Smoked Beer in someways. Lightly carbonated. Pretty boozey but not overly hot. This is a very interesting Barleywine. Like I said it seems more like a Smoked Beer to me with some oak flavor but whatever they want to call it I dig it. Definitely one of the more unique Barleywines I have had in recent memory. Overall, I will buy one of these to age for sure.

PicoPapa, Jul 18, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear caramel copper with minimal head. Sweet caramel malt and fruity specialty malt combine with toasted oak and booze in the aroma. Flavor is a bit fusel, then perfumey and bitter, with a little citrus at the base. The aftertaste is herbal and bitter. Could use some time to kill the alcohol, but there's not much else redeeming that's there.

barczar, Jul 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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cambabeer, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

RyanStelzner, Jun 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

akttr, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 Vintage.

Pours a pale pinkish sunset amber. Very fizzy sounding for a Barelywine upon being poured. Candied sugar smells along with Oak dominate the nose. There's a slight fruitiness present as well. The oak blends in very well with the malts and hops chosen and dose well to add to the flavor for the most part. The finish is where the oak itself seems the most present but in a subtler sense. Overall a lighter feeling barleywine in the mouthfeel compared to some recent ones I've consumed. Very drinkable, however this isn't necessarily go out of my way to buy again. Could be interesting to see how it cellars over couple of years but overall a rather forgettable Barleywine. Now if this were sold in 12oz 4packs or 6pks maybe id go out and buy more, but at 9.99$ for a bomber, there are other things id prefer to spend my money on. If it were sold cheaper like Wake up Dead that might also be a game changer, but whatever.

Zachtheporter, May 29, 2014
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Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.