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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

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 19 | 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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BigMcLargeHuge

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival.
Pours clear deep gold with copper core and nice off white head. The mild aroma has notes of dark fruitiness, some sweet malts and floral hops. The taste is very much to English barleywine style to me with rich chewy dark fruity esters coming from prunes, cherries and ripe plums. It slowly takes on sweet malts and a hint of caramelization. Nice brew that is right on the mark now.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2011 23:31:34 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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Sellen

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-19-2014 19:01:18 | More by Sellen
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adam5454

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

07-19-2014 18:57:58 | More by adam5454
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dwtyler

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-17-2014 03:48:21 | More by dwtyler
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Kevinpitts

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-13-2014 05:52:38 | More by Kevinpitts
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MikeDAdams

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 00:28:24 | More by MikeDAdams
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

07-08-2014 16:02:11 | More by GClarkage
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jellikit

Washington

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:23:23 | More by jellikit
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-30-2014 00:22:10 | More by MNBeerGeek
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Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-27-2014 00:31:45 | More by juneauscott
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2014 01:16:07 | More by Latarnik
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-21-2014 14:13:52 | More by Canti4341
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

05-13-2014 16:55:22 | More by Jonbw
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swierczt

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-24-2014 16:21:19 | More by swierczt
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

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California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-02-2014 05:58:17 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

03-02-2014 01:40:56 | More by pjs234
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.