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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

1,464 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 41
Gots: 316 | 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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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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trdtercel92


4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-09-2014 21:32:49 | More by trdtercel92
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Meyers1023

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2014 02:18:49 | More by Meyers1023
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Ngntjp

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2014 19:01:23 | More by Ngntjp
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-07-2014 14:47:58 | More by DrBier
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-07-2014 02:26:12 | More by thatoneguymike
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DutchcdnTEXAN

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-07-2014 01:31:29 | More by DutchcdnTEXAN
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Raziel313

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

08-07-2014 00:36:57 | More by Raziel313
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ShriverMO

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-06-2014 18:46:07 | More by ShriverMO
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haggadah

Missouri

5/5  rDev +25.3%

08-05-2014 22:18:47 | More by haggadah
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wethorseblanket

California

4.15/5  rDev +4%

Reviewed from notes. Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by Andrew. 2006 Vintage.

A: Pours a semi-clear amber with a very thin (1/16-inch) white head with essentially dissapears and leaves a couple of spots of lace.

N: Loads of caramel and vanilla, sweet malts, slightly oxidized notes.

T: Sweet caramel and toffee, slight stale bread.

M: Semi-full body and light carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sweet caramel.

O: The age on this makes it extra special. A treat.

08-05-2014 01:57:08 | More by wethorseblanket
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-04-2014 02:04:02 | More by BryantForestry
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JoelClark

Idaho

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-03-2014 20:25:23 | More by JoelClark
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dbauer78

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-02-2014 22:26:03 | More by dbauer78
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sillyhed8

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-01-2014 21:34:13 | More by sillyhed8
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joegard

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

08-01-2014 17:54:44 | More by joegard
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-01-2014 04:48:49 | More by 2beerdogs
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Roguer

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-31-2014 22:34:56 | More by Roguer
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logicalparadox

New York

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-31-2014 12:31:23 | More by logicalparadox
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.