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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Unclear medium amber color with a average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, fruity, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090922]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy and brown with a lacing tan head. Aroma is solid fruity to hoppy. Smooth hoppy and slight woody dry flavour. Mild spiced to solid dry spiced. Dry and slight caramelish finish yet dry and brett. Sweet and fruity caramelish in rerate. No brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34327) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2007
Draft at Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. An unclear amber beer with a thin light brown beer. The aroma is sweet malty malty and fruity and hoppy aroma. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy leading to a dry very bitter finish with notes of grass and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cardemomme and hops. Sweet flavour of caramel, bread, dried fruits, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2013
Bottled (2009 vintage, thanks TBone!). Hazy ambery brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is toffee, alcohol, caramel, spices, fudge and some mild sweetness as well. Flavour is tofee, mild sweet hops, caramel, fudge and burnt sugary notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of fruit and vitamin C. Medium body, a little low in carbonation, overripe fruit and sweet caramel. Hardly any bitterness. Not the most exciting Barley Wine. 220909

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
My sample was 2 years old. Nut brown and thick. VERY malty, complex and well balanced. Great beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2008
2006 bottle @ the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy dark golden color with a small white head. Sweetish malty and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish and very malty sugary dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Long warming malty dark fruit finish with some hoppy hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21427) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Bright amber with small white head. Aroma of flowers, hops, malt. Nice bitter flavor throughout, especially apparent in the finish. Like an IPA but darker and more mellow. A winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color. It’s a rather simple Barley Wine, actually more as a Strong American Ale; there is surely caramel flavor, but by far not enough body and sweetness and malt; reasonable hopping. Anyway, a good brew.

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