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Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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82
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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

n00blar, Saturday at 09:36 PM
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3.6/5  rDev -3%

uturn, Oct 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

SocalKicks, Sep 29, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Fordknox, Sep 23, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

wethorseblanket, Sep 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GRG1313, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

JakerLou, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of ksimons
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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 -12.4%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

BobbyOlson, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Giggy, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ZEB89, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Mini review:

Let it warm. Caramely goodness.

Pahn, Aug 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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 +1.1%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

MisterE, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

zestar, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

CraftyChuck, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

steamboatbrewer, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Williaar, Jul 19, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +10%
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 -3.5%
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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KAF, Jul 17, 2014
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adam5454, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

cambabeer, Jul 01, 2014
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Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.