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Old Embalmer - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Old EmbalmerOld Embalmer

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BA SCORE
87
very good

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%


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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AmitC

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-21-2012 23:52:10 | More by AmitC
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 18:52:18 | More by puboflyons
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Vierenner

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 00:27:07 | More by Vierenner
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Scottqc15

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-06-2014 11:44:45 | More by Scottqc15
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-02-2014 11:02:52 | More by WesMantooth
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-02-2014 05:58:17 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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sia478

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2014 07:39:20 | More by sia478
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-04-2014 04:41:34 | More by Eaglefan344
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

03-02-2014 03:18:59 | More by CCutch
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pjs234

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

03-02-2014 01:40:56 | More by pjs234
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JohnF51

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2014 20:37:00 | More by JohnF51
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Robert84vette

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-21-2014 09:09:35 | More by Robert84vette
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deonreds

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-17-2014 10:37:36 | More by deonreds
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-13-2014 02:51:06 | More by Swaino
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -16%

02-10-2014 00:22:54 | More by kdahnke123
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-24-2014 02:29:19 | More by tbryan5
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jrand2621

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-13-2014 20:16:40 | More by jrand2621
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-12-2014 10:45:38 | More by Erik-P
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-10-2014 18:03:50 | More by Belittle
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KillerWhale

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-07-2014 05:48:57 | More by KillerWhale
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz, fresh 2013 vintage

rusty copper orange color, thin off white head that fades to a whisp of a covering. smell is a bit boozy, and strong hop flavor - fruit and pine flavors. taste has a good hearty caramel malt flavor to hold up the bitter hops. slight alcohol taste, good balance. thinner body, but slick oily mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

overall - a little bit hot, but solid barleywine

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 04:54:51 | More by jmdrpi
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Sippinonsizzurp

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-02-2014 19:25:23 | More by Sippinonsizzurp
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Joshpu

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-28-2013 08:34:43 | More by Joshpu
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

12-27-2013 02:19:55 | More by LarryMyers
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-25-2013 19:35:31 | More by jaydoc
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Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.