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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

1,390 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,390
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 40
Gots: 298 | 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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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-28-2013 08:06:02 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Bonis

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-28-2013 04:19:51 | More by Bonis
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-28-2013 00:14:06 | More by FLBeerGuy
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brheuer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-27-2013 00:39:37 | More by brheuer
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This brew is a dark amber in color, a bit transparent and a dark redish almost, a tiny off white head at the top that leaves a bit of lacing around the glass.

S: Very hoppy nose, lots of caramel and brown sugar with slight hints of dark fruit.

T: Up front is almost all of the nose, lots of brown sugar sweetness with caramel and dark fruits present, the hops are all over the tail end with the bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, mid carbonation, nice and smooth.

O: Not a bad barley wine but I have had better, this was pretty subtle nothing crazy, but a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 20:57:59 | More by thedoubler55
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-25-2013 16:33:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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sbluerock

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-25-2013 01:45:39 | More by sbluerock
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a deep murky amber/bronze color. a bubbly yet thin film of foam rises from a rigorous pour. leaves some spotty lacing with each sip.

S - syrupy sweet notes of caramel, burnt sugar, and toffee. big notes of mandarin orange pulp and grapefruit rind notes along with earthy hints of herbs. sweet cherries and a quick whiff of booze. notes of toasted multi-grain bread lay underneath.

T - toasty bread and sweet toffee notes on the front of the tongue. the center is rife with bitter notes of grapefruit rind and pith play off sweet notes of cherries and orange pulp. backend is herbal and grassy. finish is long, fairly sweet with a bit of booze.

M - rich and thick almost syrupy. full bodied. high carbonation.

O - an intense american barleywine. a bit sweet for my taste but would probably do nicely with an equally rich dessert.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 01:27:16 | More by Teleweizen2
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-22-2013 22:08:53 | More by J_Dub
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camelgar

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +19%

04-22-2013 04:23:52 | More by camelgar
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drinkAK

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-21-2013 23:44:44 | More by drinkAK
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gritz147

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-21-2013 18:08:39 | More by gritz147
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-21-2013 17:51:49 | More by powdersoldier
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indy14jonesy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

04-21-2013 12:59:42 | More by indy14jonesy
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-21-2013 03:07:20 | More by TKEbeerman
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OscarO67

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

04-21-2013 01:35:11 | More by OscarO67
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-20-2013 23:58:41 | More by AndrewMichael
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2013 23:48:55 | More by Gonzoillini
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katan

Colorado

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2009 vintage.

A - Copper color body, lots of mocha colored head formation. Well retained, little bit of lacing. Fairly opaque.

S - Super strong malty body - caramel, some toffee. Hopping is restrained, but i can't complain based on the aging of this beer. As it warms I get a little bit of resinous hops.

T - Starts off lightly malty, sweet some some background of the lightly toasted malts. Mid-stream does bring in some hopping, citrus first and then pine. Bitterness grows strongly in the finish, tongue grabbing. Finishes clean with toasted flavors.

M - Full bodied, light carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Very big and sticky overall.

O/D - A good barleywine that I should try fresh. It obviously is a HUGE beer even after several years of aging. A bit filling, very slow sipper.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 17:24:17 | More by katan
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chefduff2

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2013 03:45:20 | More by chefduff2
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murraymj

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

04-20-2013 00:48:32 | More by murraymj
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

04-20-2013 00:32:17 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Tozac

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2013 05:22:01 | More by Tozac
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wtkphoto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

04-19-2013 01:16:06 | More by wtkphoto
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

04-19-2013 00:28:56 | More by lucasj82
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,390 ratings.