Oak Aged Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company
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2.5/5 rDev -30.7%
On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderate copper color with a very thin off-white head and not much in the way of lacing. The nose carries oak, oak, and more oak. As it warms, I get a bit more oak. Other than that, a touch of semi-sweet malt. It's not terrible, just horribly one-dimensional. Other than the oak, there was a touch of caramel and sweetness. I'd rather not have this again.
02-25-2012 01:33:09 | More by Thorpe429
3.8/5 rDev +5.3%
Pours a clear reddish copper color with a small whitish head that dissipates rather quickly in the tulip. No lacing, but could be due to the generous pour.
Aroma is sweet caramel malt, dates, figs, nuts. Vanilla and plum surface as it warms.
The oak presence is well represented in the flavor profile, harkening memories of bourbon. Alcohol is present, but balanced fairly well by the caramel sweetness of malt, and the raisin and fig flavors. An oaky dryness and peppery bitter hop punch dry out the taste for an ending that begs for more sips.
Body is medium full, with a light carbonation. Coats the tongue with sweetness.
Overall, a very nice offering. Not as complex as some similar brews, but still a beer that I would revisit. The bitter finish could probably withstand a year or two of aging, but it would be a loss to age too long and lose that.
01-16-2012 02:41:49 | More by barczar
3.95/5 rDev +9.4%
appearance - oak orange in color. small head, great lacing...honeycomb style.
smell - caramel malt, brown sugar, oak, apricot/melon
taste - follows the nose to the tee. simple but good
mouthfeel - carbonation is great for an aged barleywine thats been thru some tough cellaring. body is thick but not too thick. no cloying
10-11-2011 23:19:34 | More by claytong
3.5/5 rDev -3%
Caged and corked 750ml bottle 2007 vintage.
Pours a orangeish brown with a small head.
Smells of caramel malts and some sweet apricot with a hint of oak, no hop presence.
Tastes is a little lack luster the usual sweet barleywine taste is there but seems dumbed down, like barleywine light..
Mouthfeel and carbonation are pretty spot on for a 4 year old barleywine.
Overall pretty good beer but I don't see it going anywhere with more time in the cellar.
08-29-2011 04:15:18 | More by joefuzz
2.98/5 rDev -17.5%
A: Amber-like with a deeper orange hue. Very cloudy. Short white head with moderate lacing.
S: Apples, caramel, and some smooth malted barley. Hints of bananas, citrus fruits and some kitchen spices. Mild hints of oak and wood.
T/M: Apple and caramel combination along with the banana and citrus flavors are big on the initial sip. Lots of subtle spice, light fruits and fresh malted barley in the overall body. Hints of dill weed and hops. Oakey, boozy and very dry finish.
D: Alright. Really dry and watery yet boozy body.
08-09-2011 02:20:39 | More by YouSkeete
Oak Aged Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.