Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey Aged
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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From:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Old Ale
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 10.56%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
75
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 18, 2019
Added:
Jun 27, 2013
Wants:
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Gots:
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SCORE
82
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Rated: 3.59 by hopkrid from Florida

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2014, properly cellared bottle. Pours a medium orange amber with a half finger, dark khaki head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of mildly biscuit malt, cherry, light citrus and whiskey; lightly oxidized. Flavor is caramel malt, woody vanilla, whiskey, cherry and light rye tartness. A bit of woody astringency throughout. Medium bodied with light creaminess. The last of these variants that were lost in the cellar. I would not have aged this so long if not for completely losing track a dozen or so bottles in my basement. Like the other variants, it is not as robust as other barrel aged big ales, but again is better than I expected. It held up fine for an extended cellaring. The basic flavors are fine and have light, expected oxidation and mellowing notes. This version has a bit of astringency that tastes like aged hops, but is likely from the barrel. The rye component is light, but the whiskey is clearly present. Not an exceptional barreled ale, but enjoyable and quite satisfactory after all these years. Interestingly, more than the others, this has developed some light caramel notes like a barleywine.
Mar 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 23, 2016
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Reviewed by rand from California

2.39/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
What a waste of a barrel. Overly ripe fruit meets cheap booze and cough drops. Syrupy complexion with sticky, lingering risiduals between sips. I have to wonder if the BA's leaving positive reviews (or not so negative) have ever had a barrel-aged brew before. Avoid this one.
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by atrocity from Virginia

Nov 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by jaydoc from Kansas

Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Aug 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by kidzord from Illinois

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by SFC21 from Florida

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pour is a murky light copper color with a tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose is heavy caramel malt, a bit of metallic phenol, moderate wood, boozier whiskey, some banana esters and a little sweeter. Flavor is similar, extremely sweet and messy malts of caramel and a touch of metal. Notes of toffee, banana, green apple skin. Really sweet, the barrel is underlying and not really adding. Full bodied, fairly chewy, soft carb.
Jun 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Apr 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by McSmack from California

Apr 10, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: The beer is hazy caramel amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down, leaving delicate wisps of lacing on the surface and a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel, oak, and toffee are present in the nose. Bits of whiskey also become apparent once the beer warms up.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but isn't nearly as malty as I would expect as the notes of oak are stronger and there are additional notes of whiskey from the barrel aging towards the finish. Slight hints of cherries are perceptible. Except for the whiskey flavors, not much other alcohol flavors are noticeable.
M: It feels nearly full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation along with some warming characteristics from the alcohol.
O: This makes for a nice beer to sip on a cold winter night as the whiskey lends some warming to the mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle
Apr 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.42 by tmclain from Indiana

Feb 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by Farinag16447 from Florida

Jan 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by Boozecamel from Canada (BC)

Jan 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by SeeingMeansMore from Oregon

Dec 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by aquazr1 from California

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by rudabegga9 from Georgia

Nov 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TonyJ815 from Florida

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Oct 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by StephRai from New York

Sep 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by One1Asterisk from Florida

Sep 30, 2014
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
Spending time in California has its benefits, mostly on the beer side. This bottle, & its friends, were marked down to $8.99. Who am I to turn that down? 22 oz. bottle split with my lovely wife.

I don’t know why, but I expected this to be dark, & it ain’t. Perhaps I should do more research, or kill fewer brain cells. The pour is a dull, ruddy red. Nose is light whiskey, fruits, & a dash of sweetness.

Gentlemen’s Club – Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged packs a big, sweet punch. Nice sweet malts linger over the tongue & the barrel brings a significant drying quality that outshines any of the tastes. Mid-palate brings light fruitiness – I can’t pick out the individuals involved – and a dusting of vanilla & the rye spiciness. Alcohol lowers its horns on the back-end, & more drought-dry from the wood. Half the big bottle will do me nicely & leave me drunk & horny.

Not what I expected, but from two fine breweries, not the wall-banging triple I’d expected. I’ll be interested to see what the other two bring. Good beer.
Aug 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by cnbrown313 from Illinois

Aug 19, 2014
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Not a great deal of foam on this but adequate carbonation on the tongue. Handsome dark amber color could be a tumbler of rye whiskey. Boozy but resiny aroma.

This stuff is sweet, hot, and fruity. Just like the ladies they conjure up on the label. Pleasant caramel with an orange flavor. I can even taste the Maraschino cherry. Powerful taste and strength. You can feel the alcohol fumes. There is a tanginess to offset the sugars, and a deep dark malt with a bitter burn for the finish.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach, where all these are marked down to nine bucks from the previous astronomical price. Something of a novelty but a small jolt makes a great nightcap.
Aug 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Thedrizzle from Florida

Aug 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chuffbomb from Ohio

Jul 23, 2014
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Reviewed by TruePerception from California

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Widmer's Gentlemen's Club, aged in Rye whiskey barrels. 90% ale brewed with cherries, lemons, and oranges, and aged in rye barrels; 10% regular ale. 10.5% ABV.

A: Almost a finger and a half of head. Medium red-amber. Solid yellow in the dimple. Some slight sediment floating around.

S: Rye, lemon, orange, and cherry are all apparent, though rye and orange are more predominant. Toffee and oaky molasses. Rye is not as strong as the previous rye aged beer I had.

T/MF: Rye-based caramels are more apparent on the palate. A little cherry. Maybe the slightest touch of orange. Rye definitely takes over here! Very slight eucalyptus(?) hiding in the background.

A good beer, but not $20 worth!

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

Edit: Unless I miss my mark, there is fat (or other solidified oils) in this beer! Considering there is no reason (meat) for that, that's kind of gross!
Jun 20, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ConradKenney from Maryland

Apr 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by huddyball from New Hampshire

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beermasterjarrett from California

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by largadeer from California

Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Mar 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by DonDonLongJohn from Florida

Mar 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by imperialking from Illinois

Feb 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by TheBeerAlmanac from Kentucky

Feb 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by RaggaD from Florida

Jan 18, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Armando_Perez from Florida

Jan 18, 2014
Gentlemen's Club - Rye Whiskey Aged from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 88 ratings