Old Godfather | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Re-emerging from the shadows, Old Godfather is the first of the Infamous. Old Godfather pours a light amber with a beige lacing. Aromas of fresh pine and citrus dominate, giving way to deep flavors of nutty maltiness and burnt caramel. A spicy hop bite of citrus peel rounds out the rich mouthfeel. Bittersweet English malts and cut-throat West Coast hops make Godfather a barley wine that is not to be taken lightly. This re-release of Old Godfather is the first vintage of its kind. As a brazenly robust brew, Old Godfather will benefit from years of cellaring, developing new refinements in character over time.

Added by frank4sail on 02-18-2003

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151
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220
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at Monk's Cafe' on Tap 2-8-03. It has a deep red color with a substantial white head and sheen esp. for a barleywine (abv). Deep colored attractive brew. Rich malty sweet floral hop nose.. almost too much hops. Smooth medium mouth for a barleywine (maybe a little light). Taste is one of huge hop bitterness. The crazy bitterness mellows into a flowery bitter citrus (orange peel) flavor. The finish is very bitter to the tongue. The brew could be more balenced on the malt backbone.. but overall a good brew. Note: this brew is not for you at all unless you are a hophead, the bitterness is not for everyone.

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Old Godfather from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.8 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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