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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Mo’ Series. Widdershins, our counterclockwise biennial barleywine aged in oak casks reveals fruity notes of orange and apricot upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hoppiness. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Cheers!
Bottle Conditioned
25% Aged in Oak Cask
2013 vintage - 10.7% abv


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Hazed orange, thin white fizzy head. Oaked pineapple dried dark fruit aromas warm to further citrus cream-like notes. Dry bitter tropical fruit and vanilla wood flavors balance on a touch of sugary smoke and citrus in the end. Full bodied with lively carbonation. A nice winter sipper. Thanks for sharing, argo0!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, raisin, floral/grapefruit, light wood. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, raisin, some wood, nectarine. Medium-full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Murky and cloudy amber orange colored body with some suspended yeast particles in my pour. Strange fruity funkified nose of cheese, wood, wax, and twangy orange flavored malts. Sharp, dry and oaky, for sure, but lacking any sort of depth to the actually barley wine – there’s just not much here. Some light resinous sweet malts, some dry but transparent hops, and a little bit of a funky armpit smell when it’s warmer. Strange beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21948) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is wood, caramel malts, some mild yeastyness as well as dark dry fruits with mild alcohol. Flavour is quite much the same in a nice balance, but also has some very grassy and earthy notes. Mild notes of dark chocolate and grass in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Pours a hazy, reddish-orange color with some particulates; light tan head with patchy lacing. Lightly toasted oak, dried fruits, and some orange hops in the aroma; lots of candy sugar. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of candy sugar, slightest present of oak, orange and earthy hop bitterness; tasty, sugary barleywine, with a light oak presence; a bit sticky. Medium finish, showing toasty oak and sugar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Draught: Sweet aroma. Aroma of hops, fruit, strawberry, alcohol, caramel, wood, and a little smoked. Poured amber in color with a medium-sized creamy off-white head that lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor of chocolate, alcohol, oak, coffee, dark malts, and smoke. Medium body. Thick, chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Dry chocolate and alcohol finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Courtesy of argo0. Cloudy light amber with a small off-white head. The nose is caramel, light golden raisins, oak and citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with floral hops, citrus, toffee and golden raisins. Medium/full body is rough with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10726) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2008
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of citrus, apricot, carmel and light oak. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, light apricot, light orange and a hint of oak with a crisp lightly dry lingering bittere finish.
More oak please!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Draught: Pours an elegant amber brown with a thin head. Tons if fruit in the nose. Black cherries, raspberries, artificial grape, and alcohol. The first thing I picked up were 3 different varieties of wood in the flavor: hickory, oak, and cedar. Then followed smoked malts and a bouquet of dark fruit, with hop notes in the finish. The palate is excellent. Well balanced, smooth, and complex. Very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Draught. Nose is at first cherries, oak, caramel, and light peat smoke. More fruit, strawberries, light bananas, and some pineapple. Very clear, ruby-colored, with a thin silky head. Slight sharpness opens up to a soft but assertive velvety smoothness. Loads of fruit with some alcohol presense and a bit of hop balance. Chocolate, smoke, raspberries. Amazing for a generally mediocre brewery.


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