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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

151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 20 | 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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Reviews by ngeunit1:
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an almost clear amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, tropical, and floral hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts with a bit of booze.

T - Starts off with some grapefruit, pineapple, tropical and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some resiny pine and floral hops come through with some more bitterness and some sweet biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, bitterness, sweet caramel and bready malts, and some booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy barleywine. Good overall balance and body. Good hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 05:42:18 | More by ngeunit1
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-13-2014 00:28:24 | More by MikeDAdams
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 02:23:23 | More by jellikit
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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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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-24-2014 01:16:07 | More by Latarnik
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
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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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3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
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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.

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Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.