Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 - Stone Brewing Co.
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3.65/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a nice full, rosy head. Beer itself is a clear amber.
Smell has a certain hoppy citrus feel to it. Although somewhat muted, it does have a hop presence that breaks through.
First sip is a quick snap of sweetness mixed in with a very sharp hop bitterness, brought together with a nice malt body. The flavor is nice because, although very up and in your face at the beginning, the after-taste mellows out to leave a crisp hop finish.
As barleywines go, this tends towards the more hop-filled, yet at the same time leaving in enough sweetness to keep it from becoming too overly bitter.
A good beer, but not my favorite in the genre.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2010 01:58:34 | More by techfed87
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Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale 2010 from Stone Brewing Co.
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