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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

1,434 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,434
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 42
Gots: 308 | FT: 21
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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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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salinasa

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-03-2014 12:58:59 | More by salinasa
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SoCalSuds

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

06-02-2014 15:48:17 | More by SoCalSuds
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-02-2014 12:37:31 | More by rkcrozier
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ParkbrauFan

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +19%

06-01-2014 23:34:20 | More by ParkbrauFan
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MtOrion

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-01-2014 00:46:42 | More by MtOrion
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

05-31-2014 12:19:45 | More by henryclay_
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apbaj

Guam

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-31-2014 12:08:07 | More by apbaj
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john0721

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

05-29-2014 01:05:38 | More by john0721
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +19%

05-29-2014 00:31:27 | More by Latarnik
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2014 11:11:25 | More by paulish
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2014 03:40:37 | More by BeersAndBears
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hipboy221

California

4/5  rDev +0.3%

05-27-2014 20:32:31 | More by hipboy221
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,434 ratings.