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Left Hand Widdershins

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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This English-style Barleywine is fermented and aged for ten months and dry hopped for two months prior to packaging to give it a smooth mouth feel rarely found in the bitter American barleywines. Its copper color is the result of twelve house of boiling to caramelize the sugars and we also add five varieties of hops during an additional two hour boil. As you can see and taste, we brew this beer with the highest level of quality in mind. Please enjoy this warming barleywine with its warming flavors and hint of peat very responsibly. Malts: Pale, Crystal, Peated. Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Northern Brewer, Cascade, Tettnanger, East Kent Goldings, Fuggles. 70 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
on tap-pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is sweet medium malt, medium fruit, some spice. Taste is sweet medium malt, medium fruit, some spice, alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2012
bottled, at rbesg08 grand tasting in pilsen. a somewhat underwhelming barley wine - standard amber, aroma of pine and caramel, generic american hop presence with a big whack of butterscotch. nothing to get excited about

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Murky orange-gold-amber in color. Woody-barley strength; woody, charcoal, honey and orange notes. Notes: GABF visit a few years back

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Hazy orange-amber pour into thick, foamy, beige head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass into a swirling pool of foam. Aroma of malty caramel with hints of oaky citrus. Initial flavor of spice, cherry syrup, malty caramel, and sticky sweet citrus that slowly fades into a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2012
A copper color with white head. Aroma contains some dark fruit, alcohol brandy maybe, and citrus. Flavor punches you in the face with alcohol and then some chocolate malts, caramel, cherries, and dark fruit. Some vanilla in the aftertaste. Its like 90 degrees in here but would be good for a cold day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
Amber pour with small quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is caramel and orange peel. Taste is very sweet caramel, vanilla, toffee and very light on the hop bitterness. Nice flavors prevalent but just didnít mesh together. Dissapointing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
574deadzone (1094) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
For christís sake. Can we say nightcap? Absolutely beautiful in the glass: deep amber-toward-ruby with a little khaki head. Nose is booze, whiskey, some super-sweet malts, and lots of perfumey hops. Taste is very sweet and damn bitter, too. Palate is alcohol heat, strong spiky bitterness, and just luxury. I didnít think I would like this as much as I did, but what the hell. Nothing Iím reading says this was barrel aged, but it tasted barrel aged. Very nice barleywine. Had this on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
briangray77 (14) - Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2012
[draft] Sweet malt nose with hints of oak and vanilla. Dark amber color with perfect clarity and slight head which retains well. Heavy oak in the taste, with nice caramel notes and dank hop underneath. Palate is thin and almost a bit slimey. Overall, a really nice aged English style Barleywine - worth finding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1002) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2011
2009 vintage. Decent as far as Barleywines go, but not my favorite. I would have again, but maybe even age a little longer. Color was a nice deep orangish-red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Pour is dark brownish red with thin off white head, aroma brings lots of smoke, caramel, bitter earth, some grass and pine notes, touch of toffee, dark fruit in there as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, and earth, with a nice balanced earthy, smoky overtone that finishes fairly smooth. The aroma brought on a big smoke tone, but the taste balanced it out well.

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