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Old Godfather - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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BA SCORE
86
very good

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: frank4sail on 02-18-2003)
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MLegendre

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear red/amber. My pour got absolutly no head, and lacing that disapeared so quickly it's not even worth mentioning. Looks like a glass of apple cider.

S: Wow, I can smell it before I even hold it up to my face. Very sweet and fruity, kind of like cherries.

T: First sip, my tongue is attacked by an onslaught of flavor. The hops and alcohol immediately bite the tongue before the sweet malt takes over only to be taken over by the bitter hops in the aftertaste. The hops become stronger as the drink warms. Alcohol is fairly noticeable, but not too overpowering.

M: Medium bodied, not too thick, decent amount of carbonation.

D: For such a big beer it's very easy to drink, maybe too easy. Not something I would drink too frequently, but something I would love to have again.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 07:17:58 | More by MLegendre
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A - deep translucent woody amber with a good bit of lacing.

S - sweet caramel malt and somewhat some hop resin.

T - smokey sweet! Roasted caramel malt flavor and hop bitter finish. More bitter than I've had recently with Barleywines and I like that.

M - medium to full. Very smooth. Limited carbonation. Sweetness sticks around on the roof of my mouth for a couple seconds and moves into the bitterness.

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Smell: chocolate? Herbal hops, some dark fruits and other dark crystal character. Good bitter to sweet balance in the smell

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Old Godfather from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
86 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.