Willimantic Willi Funk Hammer - Dickel Barrel-Aged | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States | website

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by WesWes on 03-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by shigg85:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2009 vintage, 10.2% estimated. Had this from the cask at Willimantic Brewing in Willimantic, CT. Poured into a snifter. Brewed in a wild ale style -- second usage of a bourbon barrel with some natural bacteria action going on. A chocolate hued beer with a thin white head. Pomegranate and rooibus flavored bitter tea notes with a whiskey scent and a sour-sweet finish (probably the wild cultures in the flavor). Very earthy taste like lamb. Smooth ethanol comes out as it warms. A very smooth sipping barleywine that isn't too intense on the throat. Liked this a lot!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice sour aroma laid over a traditional barleywine scent. It has a dry malty feel with a bit of alcohol warmth. The barrel character isn't as pronounced as their other offering the IPA squared. The taste is good. Again, it's a solid barleywine; malty, dry, warm, but this has a very nice sourness to it. The brett character is quite refreshing. Also, it hides the alcohol heat quite well. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking barleywine. It's nothing exceptional, but it's definitely extreme!

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Willimantic Willi Funk Hammer - Dickel Barrel-Aged from Willimantic Brewing Co.
4.17 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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