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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mdfb79 on 06-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
11.02%
 
 
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This is a collaboration with Cigar City.

"Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemen’s Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemen’s Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe."

From 06/26/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Pony Bar in NYC on the UES, side by side with the Bourbon and New Oak versions. Listed as 9.5% on the menu.

a - Pours a hazy reddish-brown color with two inches of off white head and moderate carbonation. Tons of lacong on the glass; looks a little better than the bourbon and new oak versions.

s - Smells of tropical fruits, caramel malts, whiskey, oak, toffee, toasted malts, some sweet sugar, and molasses. Lots of fruits in the nose, and caramel. The whiskey is there but like the bourbon version, not overpowering at all. Nose seems a bit fruitier than the bourbon; like the bourbon slightly better but they are close.

t - Tastes of whiskey, oranges, cherries, sweet dark fruits, caramel malts, toffee, bourbon, oak, tropical fruits, toasted malts, bread, some burnt malts, and sugar. Where the taste had more fruit in the nose than the bourbon version, the rye version has more whiskey and less fruit, making it better in my book. Still not dominant, but more up front now.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is very smooth and creamy, and easy to drink. Mouthfeel is creamier and better than the bourbon version, similar to new oak version.

o - Overall I liked this one more than the bourbon version as it had more whiskey in the taste and less fruit, and a better mouthfeel. I still like New Oak the best, but this one is quite good too. Worth checking out.

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I had this one at the 15th ave Hop House in Portland, OR. It was served in a snifter, the beer is a robust ruby color with a skin of beige foam. It has a surprisingly awesome lacing.

Nose of whiskey, spice from the rye and some malt.

Wow, the whiskey barrels did their trick, nice rye IPA with a strong whiskey base. Malts and some citrus but the there is a bit of booze that is always in play. I like how this one hangs together.

The mouth is decent and a bit coating. Great way to finish a night.

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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.

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