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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

1,471 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,471
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 41
Gots: 319 | 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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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2014 22:47:24 | More by ricecracker420
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JJChrist

Maine

3/5  rDev -24.8%

06-14-2014 17:59:09 | More by JJChrist
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Mrose78

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2014 16:58:05 | More by Mrose78
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reefa

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2014 12:48:34 | More by reefa
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-14-2014 12:27:57 | More by DrunkinYogi
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MTB_Gnome

Arizona

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-13-2014 20:08:33 | More by MTB_Gnome
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -49.9%

06-13-2014 05:34:44 | More by WckdVbz
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robertjskelton

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-13-2014 00:49:10 | More by robertjskelton
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JLeet

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-11-2014 21:31:13 | More by JLeet
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-11-2014 02:36:25 | More by kell50
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Dybasi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-11-2014 01:43:11 | More by Dybasi
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-10-2014 21:07:13 | More by Gus_13
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-10-2014 00:48:52 | More by Bouder32
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.49/5  rDev +12.5%

A-a hazy brown color with a large tan head that lingers and leaves a heavy lace
S-heavy hop aroma and a malt mixture
T-heavy wine taste with a heavy hop aftertaste that then goes to a heavy alcohol taste that does not go away
M-medium body and high carbonation
O-The warmer it gets or the more I drink the better this one gets. Never been much of a barley wine person but this one hits the mark

06-09-2014 23:59:14 | More by a0lbudman
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2014 14:50:51 | More by billhelm
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braican

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-09-2014 13:30:25 | More by braican
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottle shared with a friend this weekend. Poured into a wine glass.

Pours a hazy dark orange/amber, with a half inch fizzy head, and not a whole lot of lacing.

Smells like brown sugar, raisins, pine, citrus, booze, and brown sugar.

The taste is similar. A big hop blast up front, sticky pine resin and some citrusy grapefruit zest, followed by a big wave of sweet malt flavor- some brown sugar, caramel, toffee, raisin, and a spicy alcohol burn that is integrated into the flavor profile fairly well. The flavor combinations in the malt profile bring to mind candied plums and cinnamon raisin bread, it's awesome.

Medium bodied, sticky, boozy mouthfeel, drinkable despite the ABV. Low carbonation.

This was awesome, glad I finally got to try it.

06-09-2014 13:22:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-08-2014 20:31:19 | More by Evan
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-08-2014 00:30:33 | More by plumcrazyfx
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-07-2014 20:57:08 | More by qcbrewer
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Kaizoku

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-07-2014 11:08:31 | More by Kaizoku
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-07-2014 03:14:37 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-05-2014 01:31:48 | More by JakeEsterly
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-04-2014 18:56:17 | More by Houser
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

06-04-2014 16:15:31 | More by NJBeer265
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,471 ratings.