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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1206) - 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 (4083) - 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 (1842) - 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 (3646) - 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 (2295) - 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 (811) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Rich amber-brown beer with a tan head. Caramel and whiskey aroma with light cherry. Caramel and cherry flavor with rye whiskey and light oak. Medium bodied. Caramel and cherry lingers with light lemon and light rye whiskey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
12/20/2013. From bottle. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Sweet caramel aromas with malt and fruit. Sweet caramel flavors, lots of sappy oak, buttery with a bit of alcohol burn.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Draft... Mostly clear amber ale with a mid-sized, rocky, white head. Decent retention. The nose presents toffee, honey and a hint of rye whiskey. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The restrained, bittersweet flavor and finish are a merging of rye whiskey, toffee and hops. Despite the rye whiskey component, there is no real alcohol heat. Unfortunately, I donít like Old Fashioned cocktails and I donít like this beer.


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