Willimantic Party Gyle | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by Gambrinus1184 on 04-05-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of jfcaa193
1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet flowers and light malt. Flavor of crackery malt (very malty) and a bitter hops finish. Decent malty beer. I had this about a year ago and didn't like it at all, but this time around I did enjoy it.

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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.01/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Off the tap this 'unfiltered light Barleywine' was a hazy, honey-gold color. The head was not much more than an off-white skim with ok retention as a collar and spotty lacing. The aroma barely existed - pale, pale malt and hints of grain. The flavors were washed out but not unpleasant per se. Grainy ,crisp and punctuated by a light hop finish. I likened it to a clean, upscale Budweiser. The mouthfeel was watery, the body light and the carbonation very good for a session beer.

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Photo of damienblack
4.08/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a light brown, like the colour of apple jiuice. A bit hazy, you can tell it is unfiltered. Nice two fingered head, just the right amount of carbonation considering it is coming from a growler. Nice swirl of carbonation to the top. Smell doesn't smell like much besides malt, hints at fruit, or a red fruit, but doesn't get to more than a hint.

Taste is pretty light, and straightforward. Light malt, almost like a half barleywine. Again, hints at flavours without actually reaching that level of fruitiness. Comes through more in the aftertaste. Lightly hopped, bready, pretty filling for a summer beer. A bit thin, but to style, it is near the top of its area. Puts its compatriots to shame. Fantastically drinkable, I went through a growler in just about 2 hours. Super great summer beer, miles ahead of those marketed of as "summer beers." My first experience with Willibrew is a good one.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Willimantic Brewing Co. in a Willibrew pint glass.

A: Poured a cloudy, golden yellow color with an orange haze at the center of the brew. A light head of white foam forms above the lightly carbonated brew leaving little lace.

S: Smells slightly citrusy and malty. Like a lemon-poppy seed muffin.

T: Taste is muddled and light at first, with a sweet bready maltiness accompanied by lemon notes and a slight, unfiltered wheat twang. There is little to no bitterness, and the finish and aftertaste is straight on, fresh baked beer bread.

M: Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and a bit chewy because of the unfiltered nature of this ale.

D: At 4.6% and with a light flavor and satisfying sweet bread aftertaste, Party Gyle '09 was a very drinkable brew. You can't really taste the barleywine malts used, but it casts a little color into the brew, which is a good call for a session.

Party Gyle '09 is an unfiltered light ale brewed with the malts from Willi Whammer '09 Barleywine. If you're a fan of lighter, maltier brews and unfiltered beers, this one is for you. Get it while it lasts!

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Willimantic Party Gyle from Willimantic Brewing Co.
3.21 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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