Old Embalmer | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
213 Ratings
Old EmbalmerOld Embalmer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by freed on 08-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of scotttheoldembalmer
4.83/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

To me, this brew by Widmer is great. Another reviewer said to watch out because it creeps up on you. That, beer aficionados, is an understatement. At 10.2% alcohol, this one will flat out kick your ass! (It tastes good, too!) Proceed with caution and enjoy.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of badgustav
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had the 2013, aged 2 years
Look: coppery red, almost cherry. Light head which lingers

Aroma: best part of the beer. Sweet maltiness with notes of raisin, left me thinking of cinnamon raisin bread. No hopiness.

Flavor: well rounded, sweet and figs. Body is light and slightly astringent and the alcohol is quite subdued. Light syrup notes with hints of allspice.

A well rounded barleywine, at least aged.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of RogerWolfe
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alpinebryant
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark caramel orange with a fluffy white head and sticky lacing.

S: aroma of sticky sweet citrus and a good biscuit malt aroma. Long boil time sugar caramelization and some pine.

T: the taste here is refreshingly sweet and well balanced. This is not overbittered, or too sweet but pleasantly balanced and goes down easy. The end has a cotton candy sweet finish but it is very well balanced with the clementine and tangerine hop flavors. I really am impressed with the Bravo hops here and would love to try brewing a batch with Bravo in the near future.

M: medium body sticky with a light carbonation.

O: this is a clear winner for my favorite beer from Widmer brothers yet. Very well rounded and while it is sweet it is mostly the result of the hops flavor additions I feel. The bitterness is not overbearing with this strong beer you would expect them to be in order to compete however they are pleasantly sweet and mostly flavor additions by their profile. I hope to get my hands on some of these in the future.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy amber under a thin white film. S: the aromas are fruit, grain, malt, faint sherry T: A big malt palate with traces of vanilla, light caramel, fruit with a hint of cherry, and a grand dose of alcohol. F: It has a big body to balance big alcohol with below average carbonation. O: This is something you could drink after dinner instead of a bourbon.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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