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Gentlemen's Club - New Oak Aged - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdfb79 on 06-27-2013)
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-16-2013 02:48:24 | More by Flashyspoons
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-18-2014 04:00:04 | More by sharpski
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srandycarter

California

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Red amber, clear beer. Not much head, just a ring. Tight bubbled cling lace.

S - Spicy, reminds me of the holidays a bit. Oaky.

T - Oaky, malty - sweet and harsh.

M - Lots of sweet smashed by lots of oak and some hops, wood is predominant character.

D - One is enough. Too oaky and high ABV for more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2014 18:12:00 | More by srandycarter
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Soneast

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-21-2014 17:04:04 | More by Soneast
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dleiner

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-29-2014 17:32:26 | More by dleiner
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-19-2014 22:33:59 | More by Evan
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, spice, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is solid but slightly boring for a barrel aged beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 04:57:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

05-04-2014 06:00:06 | More by Tafyob41
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2014 19:59:49 | More by DrinkSlurm
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mhaugo

California

2.43/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle decanted into a snifter. 9.5% ABV. Served at 55F and allowed to elevate to room temperature.

Appearance: Dark mahogany, no head, relatively clear, and a body full of floating chunks (2.25/5).

Aroma: Wood, wood, with a hint of wood. Maybe a little too much wood. There are some raisins and molasses in there as well. I also get a bit of oxidation or staling. That’s odd for a new beer (2.75/5).

Taste: WOOD! Holy shit. It’s like licking a Home Depot. It’s hard to identify any other flavor the wood is so dominant. I’m honestly trying to provide a balanced review here, but all I get it wood (2.25/5).

Mouthfeel: Full body with low carbonation. Definite warmth from the alcohol, and an harsh puckering from the wood (2.5/5)

Overall: So… anyway. There’s a lot of wood in here. I would suggest that it is a bit over-the-top. There also appears to be a touch of staling or oxidation, which I assume is intentional, since this beer just came out not too long ago and I bought it cold. Maybe there’s a good beer in there, but behind the light staling and the heavy-handed oak, it’s tough to tell. Overall a disappointment (2.5/5).

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:33:40 | More by mhaugo
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-08-2014 11:21:24 | More by ConradKenney
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Goatboy

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-07-2014 19:27:56 | More by Goatboy
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-02-2014 05:51:01 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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tmryan21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-21-2014 15:00:59 | More by tmryan21
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2014 04:27:31 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a small off white head. The aroma is full of oak, grapefruit and cherry with some dark malt in the background. Cherry and molasses with notes of oak and light grapefruit in the background. Medium thick body, moderate carbonation and a slightly sweet finish. Not bad, but not something I would drink again. I think they got more or less what they were shooting for but an old fashioned flavored beer is kind of an odd Idea. The aroma is kind of nice, but the flavor profile ends up being precariously close to cough syrup.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 01:55:31 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-23-2014 01:35:06 | More by kylehay2004
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With several overlapping elements of bourbon cocktails and ale, it seems that the collaborative efforts of Widmer Brothers and Cigar City is going after the character of Manhattan Old Fashions. With booze and fruit front and center, what's there not to love?

As the ale opens with its classic rusty haze which adorns the reddish-brown ale, the appearance of Olde Ale is well captured. Its creamy khaki-stained head builds upon the beer and caps it confidently through the first half of the session. Faltering above its won weight and alcohol, its foam after which collapses, trailing with spotty lace.

Sweetness, booze and fruit all align upon the nose- starting with caramel and toffee before moving to citrus, cherry, date, prune and fig. Finishing with spicy alcohol, soft vanilla and a notion of dry oak, bourbon aromatics are easy to imagine.

To taste, the ale's malty-rich sweetness takes center stage with coffee cake, caramel, toffee and a pep of cocoa. But as the ale travels across a fat middle, its fruit really opens up with those citrus zest, dried pitted fruit, apple, grape and cherry flavors- providing a culminating taste of fruitcake. Its oaken finish seems soaked in bourbon, especially with the linger of caramel, spice and vanilla.

Malty-rich on the palate as well, its highly bready texture is long and dense. Even as the alcohol and citrus attempt to pierce is weight, the beer remains malt-balanced. A mild vinous sherry note rides along the taste and provides subtle but complex balance.

Gentleman's Club is a highly enjoyable ale, but a slow sipping one. Where it doesn't share the more complex and traditional British versions, nor does it shed its weight in order to prefer a sense of drinkability as do those either, but it trends American Barleywine, but with Olde Ale and Old Fashion influence.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 16:40:03 | More by BEERchitect
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-17-2014 21:45:19 | More by imperialking
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-27-2014 19:38:34 | More by dfhhead25
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-23-2014 17:59:53 | More by DRTBrewster
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SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-17-2014 11:52:44 | More by SoCaliC8
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Joshpu

California

3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bomber to a snifter.

A: Poured a dark amber with lots of floating chunks.

S: Definitely need to let this beer warm up. Smell is not that big at first, but then opens up to oak vanilla, slight fruit, sweet caramel malt smell and alcohol.

T: Sweet caramel/toffee malt forward, candy, alcohol on the end. Considering the list of fruit in this beer, I don't really taste it as much as I thought I would, mostly just a malt bomb.

M: Medium bodied. Average carbonation, actually pretty light on the mouth. Alcohol is present and cleans the palate too fast, just too thin.

Overall its an above average beer. It's tasty and enjoyable at times, but I wouldn't seek this one out again. Unfortunately for me it's a big malt bomb. After half a glass I get bored of the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 09:08:07 | More by Joshpu
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mecmd

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-02-2014 22:27:33 | More by mecmd
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-28-2013 20:46:23 | More by BMart
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Gentlemen's Club - New Oak Aged from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.