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Left Hand Widdershins

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RATINGS: 232   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2007
Bottled. A muddy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with notes of spices, dust, over ripe fruits, and citrus. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, straw, over ripe fruit, and dusty hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel and fruit. Quite full-bodied with lots of caramel, malt and fruit. A slightly earthy edge. The finish is sweet. 160607

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20656) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off whte head. Sweet malty aroma of caramel, rye bread and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, rye bread and hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2004
Bottled Deep hazy golden. Rich soft maltness. Lots of grapefruit, but not over the top. Well balanced with intense malt character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle from 2003 @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours a hazy orange color with an off-white head. Sweet malty warming alcoholic aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty slightly alcoholic caramel and nutty flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet malty finish with some caramel hints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
Beautiful orange to light amber color; the head reduces into a thin creamy cap. Very nice aroma, malty, sweet, with a clear apricot touch. Full bodied, with a good malt flavor; quite sweet but less than I expected, with a touch of oak vanilla that is particularly appreciated; all complemented by a fairly strong bitterness (but less than the American habit suggests), and with a lot of toffee in the end, too. Straight but balanced Barley Wine; I would describe it more as a Strong Belgian Ale with an apricot and vanilla touch (as it’s less malty and sticky than a Barley Wine in my mind); very very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14187) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2008
Bottle at RBESG08 ... copper ... american hop nose ... fruity pine hop ... little sweet... quite tasty

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13595) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
RBESG08 grand tasting. Smells of a strong malty beer, some US hop. A bit sickly maybe. Lots of hops. Lots of malt and hops which are a tad unbalanced maybe.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
Hard Liver ’08
Golden-amber colour. Toasty, peachy aroma. Clean with light tropical fruit esters. Smokey, a bit thin, with light breadcrust. Accents of leaf and earth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish body with a moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, butter, and spices. Flavor of caramel and malt.


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