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Left Hand Widdershins

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

Brewmaster's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 8, 2002
Light amber with medium lasting head. Quite smooth easy drinking and warming. Would probably make a great intro to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
Hard to open, neaded a polygrip tool to get open. Sampled 201660701. Big and lasting off white head.Opaque red-orange color. Orange and woody aromas in a nice balance. Sweet caramell and oranfe fruit taste. Small sweetness and a firm body. distinct but balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3862) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, honey, and light floral esters. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, honey, toffee and some floral hops. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
On draft at Mad Fox Barleywine Festival 2015. Pours a clear copper with an ecru head. Light malty nose. Flavors of caramel and some stone fruit notes. Smooth, slightly sweet and boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear reddish brown with some white head and lacing. Nose is some smoke and caramel. Taste is peat and smoke with a lot of hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Hazy cider orange brown pour, white head. Aroma is fruit, alcohol, and notes of... soy sauce? Flavor is Orange, dried fruits, toffee. Slightly smoky and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Slightly cloudy orangy color with medium off white head. Aroma mostly citrus hops with some malt. Full body. Not too much alcohol. Flavor is mostly hoppy with pine and citrus. Some malt sweetness. Balance is reasonable. More IPA-like than barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"a barleywine with peat malt and candi sugar...different. has a lot of what you’d expect from a good BW (caramel sweetness, good dose of bittering hops) but the subtle smoke in the aroma and flavor/finish is different. great full mouthfeel. smooth, and tasty. a little overpriced, only because there are others for less that are as good but it’s unique and good enough to be a real treat if you haven’t had it."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton. Poured into a snifter at home. Pours an orange brown with a medium thick head. Head gone in 30 seconds. No real lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, barrel, heavy carmelized malts, and mild peat. The taste is malty, caramel, oak barrel, and fresh earthy hops. There was a weird medicinal taste however that was a big turnoff. I found it to be a very hoppy barleywine. I tend to like them more malty. Medium body, bitter mouth with the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Draft @ Sunset. The bartender couldn’t tell me if it was an aged keg. And it doesn’t taste of me it so.... They must have started brewing this again. Anyhow, ruby color with lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, leather and English roasted malts. Flavor is English malt forward. Shoe leather, English toffee, light caramel and mild spice. 8% is covered up with a sweet finish. Overall super easy to drink and not syurpy or over sweet at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4096) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy medium amber, good rim head, tiny dots of lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt that adds toast and hay in the palate, turning warmer, and dropping to a little bit hoppy finish. A solid strong, big-bodied quaff, full of caramel and toast.

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