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Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey Aged - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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82
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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-27-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GRG1313, Nov 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

kylehay2004, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

largadeer, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not a great deal of foam on this but adequate carbonation on the tongue. Handsome dark amber color could be a tumbler of rye whiskey. Boozy but resiny aroma.

This stuff is sweet, hot, and fruity. Just like the ladies they conjure up on the label. Pleasant caramel with an orange flavor. I can even taste the Maraschino cherry. Powerful taste and strength. You can feel the alcohol fumes. There is a tanginess to offset the sugars, and a deep dark malt with a bitter burn for the finish.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach, where all these are marked down to nine bucks from the previous astronomical price. Something of a novelty but a small jolt makes a great nightcap.

mactrail, Aug 04, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a collaboration with Cigar City.

"Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemen’s Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemen’s Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe."

From 06/26/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the UES, side by side with the Bourbon and New Oak versions. Listed as 9.5% on the menu.

a - Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation. Tons of lacong on the glass; looks a little better than the bourbon and new oak versions.

s - Smells of tropical fruits, caramel malts, whiskey, oak, toffee, toasted malts, some sweet sugar, and molasses. Lots of fruits in the nose, and caramel. The whiskey is there but like the bourbon version, not overpowering at all. Nose seems a bit fruitier than the bourbon; like the bourbon slightly better but they are close.

t - Tastes of whiskey, oranges, cherries, sweet dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee, bourbon, oak, tropical fruits, toasted malts, bread, some burnt malts, and sugar. Where the taste had more fruit in the nose than the bourbon version, the rye version has more whiskey and less fruit, making it better in my book. Still not dominant, but more up front now.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy, and easy to drink. Mouthfeel is creamier and better than the bourbon version, similar to new oak version.

o - Overall I liked this one more than the bourbon version as it had more whiskey in the taste and less fruit, and a better mouthfeel. I still like New Oak the best, but this one is quite good too. Worth checking out.

mdfb79, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

beernads, Jul 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of John_M
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

The beer pours a fairly dark, copper amber color with faily good head retention and light lacing. The nose is very sweet and malty, and was dominated by an aroma of cherry cough drops and vanilla. There was at most a hint of whiskey in the aroma profile I thought. The flavor profile is just more of the same in this sweet beer, and I confess I found it a bit heavy and cloying on the palate. Mouthfeel is fairly fully, with a long, malty, slightly hot and boozy finish.

Tried this side by side with the other two Gentlemen's club beers the bier stein had on offer, and found very little diference between any of them. All of them were dominated by a considerable amount of sweet malt and vanilla. This version seemed to have a touch more whiskey on the nose and palate, but the difference was pretty subtle.

John_M, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

sendbeer, Oct 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

kscaldef, Jul 02, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Top Hops beer shop in NYC. Reviewed straight onto the site via mobile. Apologies in advance for typos.

Pours a vibrant but slightly murky red colour, a bit cloudy. Head is big, creamy and dense with gorgeous sticky lace. Looks big and bold, but neither too big nor too bold. Just right.

Smells sweet and spicy, with an odd tangy character as well. Cinnamon, orange peel blend with the rye whiskey and oak which is quite strong. Bit boozey, but pleasant.

Taste is hot and boozey from the get-go. Big whiskey flavour with vanillin oak and some rum toffee. Lots of malt underneath helps to pad it but the dominant flavour is unmistakably oak and whiskey. Sweet, warming and big. Yeah it's a big 'in. But not a bad 'un.

Mouthfeel is a little hot and boozey, but fluid and fairly smooth.

For all its flaws, it doesn't turn be off nearly as much as it might have. Big flavour, a little lopsided but smooth enough overall.

laituegonflable, Jul 03, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

Spending time in California has its benefits, mostly on the beer side. This bottle, & its friends, were marked down to $8.99. Who am I to turn that down? 22 oz. bottle split with my lovely wife.

I don’t know why, but I expected this to be dark, & it ain’t. Perhaps I should do more research, or kill fewer brain cells. The pour is a dull, ruddy red. Nose is light whiskey, fruits, & a dash of sweetness.

Gentlemen’s Club – Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged packs a big, sweet punch. Nice sweet malts linger over the tongue & the barrel brings a significant drying quality that outshines any of the tastes. Mid-palate brings light fruitiness – I can’t pick out the individuals involved – and a dusting of vanilla & the rye spiciness. Alcohol lowers its horns on the back-end, & more drought-dry from the wood. Half the big bottle will do me nicely & leave me drunk & horny.

Not what I expected, but from two fine breweries, not the wall-banging triple I’d expected. I’ll be interested to see what the other two bring. Good beer.

maximum12, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

TheBeerAlmanac, Feb 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

shelby415, Aug 04, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

At the source in Tampa. Draft in CCB snifter. Pours a reddish amber with big thick cream colored head. Aroma of hard candy, oak, toffee, some fruit. Flavor is sweet bubblegum, bits of fruit, and some big oak flavor. Bit of whiskey but not much rye from it. Sticky and slick mouthfeel with low carbonation. Only ok and a little bland.

BMMillsy, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

trxxpaxxs, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

2dogbrew, Dec 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one at the 15th ave Hop House in Portland, OR. It was served in a snifter, the beer is a robust ruby color with a skin of beige foam. It has a surprisingly awesome lacing.

Nose of whiskey, spice from the rye and some malt.

Wow, the whiskey barrels did their trick, nice rye IPA with a strong whiskey base. Malts and some citrus but the there is a bit of booze that is always in play. I like how this one hangs together.

The mouth is decent and a bit coating. Great way to finish a night.

Redrover, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

CoryR, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

GrindFatherBob, Nov 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

anteater, Nov 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

DIPAFAN, Jul 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

TimoP, Oct 25, 2013
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Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey Aged from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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