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Old Embalmer - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Old EmbalmerOld Embalmer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: freed on 08-08-2004)
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2.04/5  rDev -47.2%

jason_nwx, Friday at 06:44 AM
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3.87/5  rDev +0.3%

22 oz bottle

Pours a clear amber color with a yellowish white head, fine and about a quarter inch thick, retains well and dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of rich caramel and apple malts along with fruity and piney fresh hops.

Taste is of caramel and sweet crisp apple mixed with piney fresh hops and a hint of maple.

Full body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth. Warms a bit going down.

A good but not quite great hoppy barleywine. Definitely worth a try for fans of the style or for hop heads, but there are better barleywines out there.

Cylinsier, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 23, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Andystegmeier, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Fakexican, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

blurdo, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

EvanWilliams, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

KrittyKratz, Jul 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

e_bUnnY10, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sellen, Jul 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

adam5454, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dwtyler, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kevinpitts, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

MikeDAdams, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

jellikit, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

MNBeerGeek, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

juneauscott, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Canti4341, May 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jonbw, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

swierczt, Apr 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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.

puboflyons, Apr 20, 2014
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Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.