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Oak Aged Widdershins | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Gueuzedude on 02-09-2008

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured at fridge temp (41 F) into large snifters. Bottle Vintage 2013 319:09:03, best by 11/15/18 28-29.

Pours slightly cloudy, orange, small head, slow fine carbonation. Looks thick. Smell is musty, oaky, slight floral undertones.

Taste is slightly lemony, oaky, slightly smokey, somewhat musty. Alcohol is noticeable, strong source of bitterness, but there's a nice fruity sweetness, too.

Mouthfeel is thick, a little sticky, not unpleasant. This is pretty good.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer starts in England and ends with an American finish. In the nose, peat overwhelms the senses with dried fruits and burnt sugar lingering behind. The palate is similar with flavors akin to that of an English barley wine, only with overtones of peat. It finishes abruptly with a sharp drying bitterness. Overall this beer has allot of bold flavors but just doesn't seem to harmonize maybe some age would help.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle, 2013 release, poured into a Stone Old Guardian glass.

A: Pours a fairly clear, golden-orange body, forming barely a bit of beige head. Not much to look at.

S: A bit of citrusy hops, a hint of caramel malt, and alcohol. Not much to speak of.

T: Alcohol, orange juice, grapefruit, toffee, alcohol, maybe a bit of vanillin. There's not much to the flavor, really. Certainly not much of an oak character, and closer overall to an English Strong Ale than I would expect from an American Barleywine.

M: The beer comes and goes pretty quickly--thin for the style.

O: There's just not a lot to the beer on any level, except for the high alcohol content. This would be a decent beer for drinking with a heavy meal--an "easy drinking" barleywine, if you will.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Hazy burnt copper body. A quickly receding cream colored head. A wisp of film left over with no lacing.

Aroma: A bit thin, but the oaky, woody bourbon notes come through. Also, sweet buttered bread.

Taste: Just like the aroma, only more of a cinnamon spice presence. A very alcoholic finish.

Mouthfeel: Very thin for a 10.7% beer.

Overall: Not really into this style of beer, but this was good. That little but of cinnamon in the taste profile made a huge difference.

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Oak Aged Widdershins from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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