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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

1,419 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,419
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 41
Gots: 301 | 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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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

09-02-2013 22:45:30 | More by thinwhiteduke
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ONUMello

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 edition, poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass
A: Reddish brown with a 1/2-finger head that settles very quickly
S: Nice, fairly typical barleywine nose full of roasted malts along with some caramel, toffee and a touch of hops
T: Fruit esters, rich malt, toffee and caramel. Like the nose, typical for the style but well done
M: Full-bodied, a bit sweet/viscous but again that's the norm for this type of brew
O: Solid as are most Stone brews. Nothing extraordinary here but a nice beer try if you're looking for a good example of the barleywine style. I have to give a nod in that respect to the SN Bigfoot though, mostly because it comes in a 12oz bottle which given the high abv is much easier to consume solo than the 22oz here

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 20:53:55 | More by ONUMello
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mookihouse

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-02-2013 05:57:19 | More by mookihouse
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Thelonious_Mahler_Crate

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber hue with a beige head that surprisingly dissipates somewhat quickly. Very bubbly.

Smell: Tons of malts, as is to be expected.

Taste: Malty, biscuity, earthy richness. As it warms up, more flavors come out, though I can't identify them all... They just taste good. Booze comes out and lights up your nasal cavity a bit at the end of a sip.

Mouthfeel: Nice level of viscosity and carbonation.

Overall: My second barleywine after SN Bigfoot, and I think I like it better. It's a very pleasant beer that I may get another one of, and see what aging does to it.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 03:11:59 | More by Thelonious_Mahler_Crate
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -6%

09-01-2013 16:52:24 | More by jakecattleco
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-30-2013 17:36:50 | More by Birdlegs
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-27-2013 21:02:48 | More by Kahlerbock
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Christov

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-26-2013 19:17:35 | More by Christov
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-26-2013 18:09:37 | More by IPAchris
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kwkurdziel

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2013 00:12:27 | More by kwkurdziel
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-25-2013 20:30:35 | More by reitzbrewing
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-25-2013 15:15:43 | More by bmmortale
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-24-2013 20:27:47 | More by kylehay2004
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hoppyboy69

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-23-2013 23:20:13 | More by hoppyboy69
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SGToliver

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-23-2013 06:51:46 | More by SGToliver
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-23-2013 02:57:01 | More by Sweffin
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C_S

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-22-2013 17:54:11 | More by C_S
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-22-2013 00:56:01 | More by schnarr84
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Jeffrey2310

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6%

08-21-2013 21:14:17 | More by Jeffrey2310
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-18-2013 02:49:10 | More by BeerBeast
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2013 23:50:25 | More by Kopfschuss
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

08-16-2013 23:07:58 | More by tmcarter23
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.3%

08-16-2013 15:05:50 | More by ColForbinBC
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this off tap at crunchys in east lansing. served in a snifter.

A: pours a fine clear ruby orange color with a short beige head that dissipates fast leaving a thin remanant that lasts the whole way. medium amounts of lacing too.

S: thick, wafty aroma. barley, yeast, malts, bourbon, caramel, brown sugars, hops, booze

T: woooo. strong flavor. wheat, barley, bourbon, yeast, caramel, woody, very bitter, hoppy, strong kick of booze.

M: rich full body with lower amounts of carbonation, a slow sipper fore sure. bitter, hoppy, booze after taste.

O: sheet. crazy strong. Crazy good.pricey but id recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2013 22:27:50 | More by Mavigo
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-15-2013 03:42:38 | More by bump8628
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,419 ratings.