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Oak Aged Widdershins - Left Hand Brewing Company

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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 02-09-2008)
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Ralphs66

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2012 23:00:51 | More by Ralphs66
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-21-2012 16:51:50 | More by hiphopj5
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Magery

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-03-2012 00:33:02 | More by Magery
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-01-2012 17:33:40 | More by Duff27
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jjcote

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2012 21:14:58 | More by jjcote
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Lob

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -72.3%

02-28-2012 16:25:46 | More by Lob
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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
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sliverX

S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

2/5  rDev -44.6%

02-13-2012 07:17:20 | More by sliverX
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-10-2012 03:07:44 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-07-2012 14:35:38 | More by nmann08
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-06-2012 23:04:27 | More by WMEugene
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nickhiller

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-05-2012 22:15:18 | More by nickhiller
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-05-2012 04:15:09 | More by waiting4lunch
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-05-2012 03:59:03 | More by kevgod
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-22-2012 16:01:22 | More by djrn2
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dlello2

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-21-2012 03:55:59 | More by dlello2
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barczar

Kentucky

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
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-14-2011 18:00:57 | More by jak
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-29-2011 20:35:00 | More by brandoman63
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-23-2011 18:11:24 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Marti403

Michigan

5/5  rDev +38.5%

11-20-2011 01:26:09 | More by Marti403
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-15-2011 16:56:34 | More by richbrew
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claytong

Vermont

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

2009 vintage

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
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joefuzz

New York

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
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

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.