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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Named to commemorate the La Salle Hotel, once a Seattle bawdy house and the original home of the Pike Brewing Company. Old Bawdy is a vintage-dated, high-gravity beer brewed with peated Scotch malt. It has a deep golden bronze color, a fruity rich taste, and an aggressive and dominating hop character with smoky undertones that are reminiscent of Scotch whiskey.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2012 vintage (2015-208) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!

Little hazy red brown beer, irregular creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, bit nutty, sugary, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, nutty, fruity touch, pretty nice!. Aftertaste: soft hop bitterness, citrus, some exotic fruits, bit sourish, caramel, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Tap at Pike Brewing. 2010, 2013,2014 vintage samplers. Colour is cloudy reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, dryness, hops and malts. 2014: Hoppiest one, little bit of pungent, definitely too young. 3.7. 2013: Dark and dry fruits dominate, very soft and enjoyable. 3.9. 2010: Getting woody and fruit profile is getting simpler. Not too old yet. 3.8. Total points 3.8.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1238) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle cloudy orange color no head the aroma is caramel the taste is malty and bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3911) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavors of citrus and candi sugar with some smoky notes. Smooth, slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Kump! Orange colour, small white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, dark sugar and sweet maltiness. Medium carbonation. Good barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4697) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Double waxed! They first waxed the bottle & then they waxed the wax! How Spinal Tap. Dark amber, small off-white head. Nose is liquorish, varnish, sweet herbal, chemcials, paint. Taste is varnish, boozy, bitter herbal, orange peel, varnish, bitter marmalade. Oily, varnish-like body. Little carbonation. Too little nuance + varnish-like notes. Acceptable in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Nice red color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, liquor. Medium body and carbonation. I know, short rating, but I was overwhelmed. Insane beer at an insane tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (797) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle at RBBWG shared by JefVerstraete. Pours orange with a big head. Bit sour, bourbon, vanilla, malts, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerseyjohn71 (248) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2011, #355B, 9.9% AVB, smooth over all, caramel, toast, roasty, resin, citrus, leather, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, cough drop, ginger, clove, licorice, raisin, soy sauce, vanilla, woody, red, hazy, tan foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light sweetness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2694) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2015
With this rating, I finally make it into the Pike top 5. It was a bit of my goal to get in here and I have been able to do it in about 6 months living in Seattle (I doubt I’ll get to #1). I think it is fitting that I do it with the Old Bawdy. I have had this a few times, always aged bottles. Drank the 2008 bomber at Brouwer’s yesterday, so up to 7 years old and its very serviceable. I would not prefer it that way but doable. Hops die down and caramel malt comes out. Also drinking fresh sample for the first time at brewery in sampler. Raisin and grape in aroma. Would not think its 10 abv, its relatively light for style with no overpowering alcohol. Well attenuated. I dont believe the 90 IBUs either for such a unsweet beer. Some caramelized sugars. Much smoother and only mild bitterness with no sweetness covering it up.

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