Old Embalmer - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
A: A semi-cloudy, amber ale with little to no head.
S: fig. Caramel. Flowers.
T: figs and raisins. Caramel. Alcohol. Bitter at the end but not too much. Sweet'ish.
M: Medium carbonation. Big body.
O: pretty solid Barleywine. Would buy again.
07-02-2014 02:23:23 | More by jellikit
3.76/5 rDev -2.8%
From the 2012 batch. Dated July 19, 2012. Sampled on April 20, 2014 so not quite two years old.
Drinking at about 55 degrees. Lovely mahogany-amber-reddish pour leading up to a lingering, lacing off-white head. Invites me in.
Even after almost two years the aroma is still bold and forward with sweet roasted barley malts, a touch of fruit, and a mildly earthy hop sensation.
The body is a little under medium but it is smooth.
The taste also brings out all those barley malt characters and a low bitter finish. The 10.2% ABV has not faded all that much. This still has plenty of alcohol punch but not so much in the taste.
04-20-2014 18:52:18 | More by puboflyons
3.61/5 rDev -6.7%
I once again tried a beer with the hope it would be surprisingly good ... not this beer. Lesson learned is to check Beer Advocate first ... I wouldn't have purchased this one. I prefer and have had more maltier barleywines, so I was hoping to find that quality in this one ... not the case.
Just a hoppy, high potency beer.
04-16-2014 00:27:07 | More by Vierenner
Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.