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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleOld Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,652 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,652
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 44
Gots: 364 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smerrell on 02-18-2012

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 1,652 | Reviews: 227 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of alamode
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of the_encinitan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigGingDrinker
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cooker_stp
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of theschmooz
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of merock1402
2.57/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I am just not a fan of Barleywine. Sorry

Photo of rkf1976
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigMike
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfragilisBrew
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdVandenberg
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2011 vintage. Dirty brown body with a surprisingly foamy tan head. Aroma is of sweet malt, green raisins and a bit of caramel. Flavor is on par for the style, sweet caramel, toasted malts, a dash of dried fruit. Full bodied with medium carbonation. This one is a good example of the style and has held up very nicely after a few years.

Photo of DuffMan23
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bretttt
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gajo74
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerNW
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle of 2012. This beer ages very well.

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Catracho5
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IAmLegend1623
2.81/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer doesn't kid around. As always, there's an intense flavor and great body.

Photo of ARico77
4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic barleywine. Great hop flavor and malt balance. Looks great, great head retention. Another great beer from Stone.

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,652 ratings.