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Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | 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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endincolorado

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, red-amber with a fine sediment. Lots of sticky lace and two fingers worth of beige head that settles slowly.

Up front, there's a sort of phenolic aroma, blended with a faint citrus that reminds me a little of modeling glue. Some wood and smoke come out alongside a caramel malt as the beer warms.

The flavor is full of nice, bready malt tempered by a delicious oakiness. Faint notes of brandy are notable on the finish.

This one is medium bodied with adequate carbonation. It leaves a slightly astringent, feeling as well as an alcohol-warmth behind after each sip.

Definitely not your typical american barleywine, Left Hand's Widdershins is a welcome departure and this particular bottle seems to have a nice sweetness, maybe due to its two years of aging.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 04:00:35 | More by endincolorado
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev -4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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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.

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Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.