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Beer review: Widmer Brothers-Cigar City Gentlemen's Club (Rye whiskey aged)

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Widmer Brothers-Cigar City Gentlemen's Club (rye whiskey aged). (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

Widmer Brothers-Cigar City Gentlemen's Club (rye whiskey aged). (Staff photo / Alan Shaw)

Beer: Gentlemen's Club (Rye whiskey aged)

Brewery: Widmer Brothers, Portland, Ore., and Cigar City Brewing Co., Tampa

Notes: Seems Cigar City is collaborating with everyone these days. This one was brewed at Widmer Brothers and was inspired by the Old Fashioned cocktail recipe. Brewed with cherries and oranges, there are three barrel-aged versions of this beer. I tried the one aged in rye whiskey barrels.

It pours a pretty amber with a short, light brown head. The aroma is strongly alcoholic, with notes of cherries and whiskey. This smells like a mixed drink, which is the point.

The taste is all about the whiskey. It's quite powerful, with hints of malt and fruit sweetness. It's no surprise that this is 10 percent alcohol. Nice smooth body.

Overall a beer for fans of barrel aging and whiskey. If you don't like those flavors, you won't like this beer.

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Alan Shaw has been a fan of craft beer for more than a decade. He is partial to hops and has been an editor at the Herald-Tribune since 1997. He can be reached at (941) 361-4914, by email or mail at 1741 Main St., Sarasota, FL 34236. Follow him at @alancshaw on Twitter and on Facebook.
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