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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

1,472 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 41
Gots: 320 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smerrell on 02-18-2012)
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Draesith

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-27-2014 23:29:17 | More by Draesith
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magallon9


3.68/5  rDev -7.8%

08-27-2014 05:23:44 | More by magallon9
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-24-2014 16:22:05 | More by cmwilliq
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-24-2014 04:25:33 | More by danwho
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mt24turner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Aroma- Dried Apricot, pineapple, Heavy Malt sweetness.
Taste- Sweet upfront with heavy fruit flavor apricot, pineapple, raisin, plenty of caramel sweetness backed up with a nice balance of bitter hop resins, very spicy hop oils and warming alcohol finish.
Huge mouthfeel on this one, carbonation helps balance the heavy malt. Great barleywine definitely recommended

08-23-2014 23:58:07 | More by mt24turner
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2014 21:54:21 | More by BKotch
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2014 05:36:43 | More by jwenzel019
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malfunxion

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-21-2014 14:25:30 | More by malfunxion
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-21-2014 05:59:34 | More by zenithberwyn
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FlyingKneeStrike

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-20-2014 22:58:34 | More by FlyingKneeStrike
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magic_swaggin


4.32/5  rDev +8.3%

08-20-2014 01:16:54 | More by magic_swaggin
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-19-2014 03:05:12 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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b1ackdeath

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.8%

08-19-2014 00:18:43 | More by b1ackdeath
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getkrunkhoe

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-18-2014 19:02:36 | More by getkrunkhoe
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RuinDees


3/5  rDev -24.8%

08-18-2014 05:32:43 | More by RuinDees
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lloydboss

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-17-2014 16:47:20 | More by lloydboss
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RoyFokker

California

2.48/5  rDev -37.8%

08-16-2014 20:58:23 | More by RoyFokker
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flyersfan900

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-15-2014 22:49:35 | More by flyersfan900
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Crimtor

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-14-2014 21:17:12 | More by Crimtor
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-13-2014 20:47:07 | More by vonnerbeer
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Showtime1234


4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

08-13-2014 04:05:35 | More by Showtime1234
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barczar

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a hazy deep copper with a billowing, frothy dark cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of thick lacing.

Sweet, brown sugary caramel malt, toffee, muted grapefruit, resin, and caramel form the initial aroma. Raisins, dates, and prunes add complexity.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of grapefruit pith, tart tangerine, and lime, with a fairly sweet, toffee malt backbone, finishing resiny and fairly bitter. Rum-soaked dates, raisins, and figs add complexity.

Body is full, smooth, and luscious, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Great contrast of sweet malt and bitter hops, with tart, fruity hop notes countering dark fruit nicely. It's a little hot and a bit bitter for my liking, but the other notes redeem it very well.

08-13-2014 03:21:59 | More by barczar
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-11-2014 22:29:23 | More by zachattack555
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Sjameson92


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-10-2014 05:39:54 | More by Sjameson92
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-10-2014 04:23:32 | More by stealth
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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.