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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Luscious apricot appearance and fairly carbonated for a barley wine. Lovely candi peach and malt aroma. Pleasant, mellifluous mouthfeel, but with a sharp hop bite. This brew would profit from continued aging as it is quite green. The potential will be unlocked once the hops mellow and the malt develops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pale colored barley with a frolicsome cool head. Hoppy, tawdy big beer. Had this on draught at Oaks Bottom in Sellwood. The bottle price of this beer in stores is an unsubtle overtax.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
UPDATED: APR 5, 2007 12 oz Bottle thanks to Dr. Bill. Ecto-cooler aroma, with rising cold fruit. Still amber pour. Carbonation alights in the moth, with a quickly decen malt move into scortching hop heat. The fusels burn over a pile of fuming hop cones. Piney and dry. Fins nips of scotch and tar among the ruins. Bigfoot inspires. Dries nicely and then torches the back of the throat. Will age nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
Luminescent bright amber appearance. Chewy, earthy...and big. The usual brown sugars, earthy hops and chewy caramels. Decently made, archetypal barley wine. Damnit, I waited 15 years for this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle provided via trade with Larry Pitonka. Pours hazy dark orange with a spare fizzy light brown head, moslty diminishing, spare lacing, lightly cloudy. Aroma is average malt (caramel, nutty), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (dough, sweat, soap) with notes of alcohol and peach. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, soft carbonation and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, harsh acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1167) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2007
smokey meat smell in the pub makes aroma difficult-- caramel, hops, peat smoke, lemon. almost sticky on the tongue but good carbonation (on tap at Oaks Bottom). blushing amber body with white head. I taste peches, honey, lemon, buffered bitter. fruity than most batrleywines wihtout the sour esters. alcohol warming. a fine one. (apparently charging a high price at the store for a bottle.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at Uber Tavern. Pours a thin, white head with a deep orange body. Nose of strong oranges, highly malty. Strong acidic texture hits the tongue. Good orange peel flavour balances with a pleasant malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2007
2006 on tap at BPP. Sweet maple syrup aroma. More hops than expected towards the finish. Glad they brought this one back!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2012 Although this great resurrected brew is still a bit young, the aroma is very complex, and full of nuance...rosewater, and jasmine tea, with caramel, and hops coming in right after. The body is creamy, and reminiscent of Worther’s Originals toffee, and there is more of the rosewater, and jasmine flavor, along with caramel, and plenty of hops (although the hoppiness stops short of being overbearing). There is also a citrus thing going on, particularly grapefruit, and mandarin orange, as well as a more brown fruit character (dates, figs), as well as persimmons. Wonderfully aggressive beer now, but will doubtlessly fuse, and mellow down the road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Bottle - 2006 Vintage: Cloudy copper color with not much of a head. The aroma is dominated by hops and alcohol. The flavor is hoppy with sweet tones of alcohol followed by a bitter aftertaste and chewable vitamin C flavors and mild shoe polish. Enjoyable! Thanks BückDich for hooking me up with this rare Pike Brewery special.

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