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Oak Aged Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.83%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 02-09-2008

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Photo of AndyEdgar
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 12/3/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apricot, plum, fig, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, oak, herbal, grass, light pine, light vanilla, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, earthy hops, and oak barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, apricot, plum, fig, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, oak, herbal, grass, light pine, light vanilla, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness. Light herbal/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, apricot, plum, fig, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, oak, light pine, light vanilla, and herbal/yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, earthy hops, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/yeast/hop/oak balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged English barelywine style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, earthy hops, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of kidzord
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RochefortChris
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.49/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of denver10
2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

Photo of cyrushire
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of MarkQ617
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

I had this on tap at the Pint Room in Carmel on Left Hand night. Pretty good barleywine. Orange-copper color, surprisingly translucent. Taste has fruit, some malt, and pucker. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh, but not too bad.

Photo of NSXAG
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Amber / copper body with a small khaki head. Aromas of alcohol, malt, candied fruit. Sweet and boozy. Cotton candy, hard candies. A hint of bitterness in the finish. This is ok. A small sample is plenty.

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Well done aged barley wine. Just enough sweetness balanced with hop bitterness. Mild oak flavor lingers.

Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving only delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted oak are present in the nose along with notes of smoked malts and hints of alcohol.
T: The taste has flavors of smoky peat malts along with notes of caramel malts and some toasted oak from the barrel aging. Unlike the smell, no flavors of alcohol are noticeable. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a bit of warming from the alcohol.
O: I found this beer to be very drinkable considering its strength as it hides its alcohol very well. There is also just enough in the way of malts to help cut through the maltiness, somewhat lightening up the mouthfeel and preventing any stickiness.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of JakeBarnett
3.76/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Beestin
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of thufflife
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Vierenner
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Smooth. Been awhile since I've had a barleywine and this one hits the spot. It's not overpowering in any way ... just crisp, smooth, and satisfying. I doesn't rock my world but I'm sure glad I gave it a try.

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Williaar
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Oak Aged Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.