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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

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 42
Gots: 331 | FT: 24
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bradfordjohnson, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

2GOOFY, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
3.63/5  rDev -9%

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. This is a 2012.

Pours somewhat cloudy, reddish brown color, very little head. The head that is there is light beige. Smell is sweet and musty, very fruity. Lots of alcohol in the aroma.

Taste is muted, alcohol, some fruityness. Some hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thick and still. Overall, it's pretty god. Not as good as I remember, but pretty good.

snaotheus, Sep 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

hickmancase, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

carlitos92, Aug 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

jwat, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

JVan, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

digitalflood, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

thegrifter, Aug 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

koes0024, Aug 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Tamarack22, Aug 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Shoo65, Aug 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

tbeq00, Aug 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

FreshmanPour77, Aug 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.9%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

ObiWanKushnobi, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

spoonhawk, Aug 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

AApparel, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

2012 Release, poured into a 25oz snifter. Pours a deep brown color with reddish hues when held to the light. Creamy beige head holds good retention and leaves some chunky lacing on the glass. Huge, rich caramel nose, with toast, grain, bread crust, piny hop, brown sugar as well. Tastes are complex and bold with rich and sweet caramel up-front, followed by an assault of the palate with pine resin. Bready, toasted grain, dark brown sugar in the middle. Full of flavor, well balanced, boozy on the finish with burnt caramel and pine lingering. Body is full, creamy but resiny, with ample carbonation. Overall, once again awesome Stone quality!

barnzy78, Aug 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

MilkManX, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

surfotog, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

jaybags, Aug 10, 2012
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.