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Widmer Brothers / Cigar City Gentlemenís Club (Rye Whiskey Barrel)

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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common

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Drawing inspiration from an Old Fashioned cocktail recipe and the Gentlemenís Clubs where the cocktail was first served over 100 years ago, this collaboration beer brings together two breweries from opposite ends of the country and ingredients from the home states of both breweries. Using an Old Ale recipe as the base beer, Gentlemenís Club was brewed with cherries and oranges, Alchemy, Sorachi Ace and Pacifica hops, and hand-selected specialty malts to mirror the qualities typically found in an Old Fashioned cocktail. The beer was aged on three different woods: bourbon barrels, rye whiskey barrels and new oak spirals, resulting in three unique versions of the beer, each offering a slightly different take on the same age-old recipe.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Brown pour with an off-white head. The rye whiskey barrel aging is very apparent immediately with this one. Notes of orange peel and whiskey with spicy rye notes coming through. Flavor is similar. Still donít get any cherry flavor with this one but still an interesting and decent brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2014
This beer is a brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, oak and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, whiskey, cherries and hops. The finish is oaky with an earthy hops and fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amazinwlrdfood (11) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Not a bad beer, but nothing really special. Taste is average for a whisky barrel aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1362) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap. Murky dark red with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet - dried fruit, oak chips, rye, cherry, caramel, tropical fruit. Finish is bourbon and cherries. I have to say, this does taste a lot like an old fashioned mixed drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tneumann (10) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Overall a decent beer, nice aroma of fruits taste of fruits and hint of rye whiskey and some oak and little burn at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF, February 2014. Amber with a small head. Quite sweet with dried fruit, oak, whisky, light malt and some fruit. Some warming alcohol in the finish. An ok one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
On tap at Apex on the last day of Stout Fest. Somewhat murky dark amber with a creamy head that disappears. Similar to the bourbon with the tropical fruitiness and some vanilla but a stronger and more potent rye presence, still smooth but bitter with moderate carbonation and strong body. Feel that the rye just overpowers everything but the fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3857) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2014
From the bottle. Pink and red label. Sweet and sticky with the high ABV/alcohol taste I got from the other one as well. Sticky in the end.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Surprisingly disappointing for such an expensive beer. The rye and barrel notes are there up front but the rest is just flat out thin. No heft to this beer at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma is light rye. Taste is sweet rye with cherry notes. Enjoyed this beer.


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