Oak Aged Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 02-09-2008)
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Reviews by kindacold:
Photo of kindacold
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like most of Left Hand's brews, I enjoyed this beer quite a bit.

The appearance was light and the head was quick to dissipate.

It smelled like a barleywine, but without the overpowering hops that some other breweries use.

I tasted this beer twice, once a bit above recommended temperature and once at about the right temperature.

When colder, the beer is quite refreshing and tasty. However, when the beer warmed up, the complexity could be truly experienced. Both have advantages. I loved the way the colder beer felt. I could drink it cold all night, and it was great for a hot day. The warmer beer tasted much more complex and interesting, but I could not drink much more than a glass this way.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this over the weekend,a stiff price tag of $12.99.Poured into an imperial nonic a slight hazed aber infused with burnt orange,a nice tight formed one finger white ehad atop that settled very slowly leaving broken globs of lace bhind as it settled slowly.A mix of dark fruit,smoke,and vanilla tinged oak in the nose,definently malt driven.Flavors may be a little to infused with that oak,vanilla tinged with dark fruit,alcohol sweetness seems to become more prominent as it warms,it has a little of the smokiness like the un-oaked beer.Its good but not good for the price tag.

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of boston2bburg
4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, Ma. Being the only tap offering served in a 10 ounce (tulip) glass, and it being my birthday, I of course had to try this one out.

This beer was fairly light for a barleywine and until looking it up I couldn't tell if it was a barleywine or just a strong ale of some sort.

The aroma was amazing and completely unexpected. The first thing that came to mind was opium; a very dense, floral, perfume scent, with malts providing a candy backbone. Superb.

Taste was similar, floral and malty with a spiciness. I probably could have stuck with these all night, but they would have been peeling me off the bathroom floor. Very intriguing and unique brew, hope to find it again.

Photo of JasonA
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2007 Bottle Conditioned

Pours a light amber, maybe some reddish hues. Ample carbonation, thin, off white almost beige. Ample lacing, with some thickness. Awesome, pure awesome bottle conditioned appearance.

Medium malt, little booze. Might be some earthiness. Some fruit presence. The caramel malt is very nice. Light hop character, which puts it in the rear. As an English BW lover that would be my choice.

Some bitter, malty goodness with a wicked caramel malt finish. Im getting some tartness here, but its quite subtle.

Explosion in the mouth. Love the carbonation level. Reminds me almost of a Belgian Quad with the temperature and bottle conditioning.

Overall it might be a tad hoppy with the finish. While you will have that with an American BW, it feels just a tad out of balance with the malt.

Photo of Beaver13
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml bottle dated 2007, caged and corked. Pours a slightly hazy reddish golden with a big pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is pretty subdued - some peppery malts and a little leather and maybe some old metallic fruits.

The flavor is peppery, metallic malts with a little sweet fruitiness and a good sized bitter alcoholic finish. The mouthfeel is on the thin side but pretty smooth.

Overall, it's just an odd combination of flavors and doesn't work for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dbossman
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Clear, copper hue with a big cream-colored head and okay lacing

S: Lots of oak and citrus and dates; also, a bready, malty backbone

T: Not as complex and intricate as I would've thought from the aromas but this is six years old and I think the age has been pretty good on this beer: so smooth and fruity and woody

F: A touch thin--pretty good mouth feel

O: Like I said, this is a six-year-old bottle, and man, is it smooth and oaky and fruity and malty; I like this a lot more than I did when I tried the fresher version

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

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Oak Aged Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.