Drunkle | Seven Brides Brewing

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Seven Brides Brewing
Oregon, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by velosuds on 02-24-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Photo of John_M
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Growler Guys the other day.

Drunkle pours a golden amber color with fairly decent head retention and lacing. The beer is very rich and sweet on the nose; there's considerable vanilla, sweet malt and honey, but also some thing of a buttered toffee aroma as well. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and while good, the sweetness wore on me after a bit, and it seemed to make the fairly high alcohol all the more noticeable. Mouthfeel was fairly full and a bit boozy, and the finish was long and sweet.

An interesting beer, no doubt, but at least for me the sweetness was a bit more than I could a handle.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bought from "Roths Sunnyslope Market" in deep South Salem $6.99 Pours a hazy darkest amber colour with a large and frothy tan head. Attractive to look at. Very caramel/Orkney fudge malt aromas,whiff of coffee and cream,slight alcohol like dark rum some English style hop nice. Taste is mostly the fudge,coffee and the light rummyflavour..getting some tobacco English style hops..smooth. Very smooth and drinkable ale for such an amount of alc. Altogether a nice ale. Not sure its a real Old Ale though perhaps a English Barleywine

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 picked up tonight at the Boise COOP.. Paid about $6... Poured into my HotD goblet... Fairly aggressive pour produces only a 1/2" brown head... spotty lacing.. dark dark brown... verging on porter darkness.

Nose is malty and pretty heavy with fruity esters.. plum and something I associate with red grapes... sorta vinous and at the same time nutty and hints of toffee... pretty boozy.

Flavor is vinous and has a less complex maltiness.. light cocoa and a bit of a nuttiness.. a significant EtOH bite... finishes surprisingly dry with only remnants of the esters and malty essence.

Medium body is accentuated by a lower carbonation.. seems spot on for the style.... nicely done.

Pretty good take on an often overlooked style... I will buy this again, but probably only a 2-3 for the cellar.


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Photo of velosuds
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Saw this for the first time tonight at a local grocery chain store that has a store in the same city as the brewery. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a tulip glass. Paid $6.99.

A-Pours a very dark mohagany with a two finger off white head with modest retention and some lacing.

S-Malts dominate with some earthy hops. Smell is reminiscent of toffee, dark dried fruits, and faint chocolate. Quite pleasant.

T-Hop bitterness (60 IBUs according to the label), caramel like malts, raisins, toffee and some chocolate. This seems more like an imperial porter than an old ale. I like this beer, but it is not a comprehensive interpretation of the old ale style. Seems more like a higher gravity version of Becky's Black Cat Porter, an American porter.

M-Tad light and inadequate carbonation.

O-This is a decent addition by this "youngish" craft brewery and a good value at 10% ABV. Not sure about the availability as one of their Signature beers, but all such others are year round.

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Drunkle from Seven Brides Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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