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Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine - Stone Brewing Co.

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Old Guardian BELGO BarleywineOld Guardian BELGO Barleywine

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BA SCORE
82
good

551 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 551
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 17
Gots: 94 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-07-2011)
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22 oz brown bottle [release date of 2/14/11]

2011 Stone Old Guardian BELGO Barley Wine Style Ale filled my glass snifter with a light hazy dark copper color forming a short 1/2-finger light tan head that dissipated quickly to a foamy collar, The nose is fruity, floral, sweet, and light spice with a large amount of hops especially considering this brews age. The taste matches the nose beginning with sweet flavors of light brown sugar, dark fruit, toffee notes and caramel. Then a strong hop bitterness is present
The mouth feel is smooth, but sticky with a dry hop bitterness and alcohol bite/heat at the finish. There is also ample carbonation. The ale has a high-medium to light-full body.

After approximately 3-1/2 years of aging Belgo 2011 still showcases strong hops - It is a sipper for sure.

bushbeer75, Sep 01, 2014
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Old Guardian BELGO Barleywine from Stone Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.