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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

1,504 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,504
Reviews: 214
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%

danwho, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Aroma- Dried Apricot, pineapple, Heavy Malt sweetness.
Taste- Sweet upfront with heavy fruit flavor apricot, pineapple, raisin, plenty of caramel sweetness backed up with a nice balance of bitter hop resins, very spicy hop oils and warming alcohol finish.
Huge mouthfeel on this one, carbonation helps balance the heavy malt. Great barleywine definitely recommended

mt24turner, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

BKotch, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

jwenzel019, Aug 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

zenithberwyn, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

FlyingKneeStrike, Aug 20, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%

magic_swaggin, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

b1ackdeath, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

RuinDees, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

lloydboss, Aug 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

RoyFokker, Aug 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

flyersfan900, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Crimtor, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

vonnerbeer, Aug 13, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Showtime1234, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep copper with a billowing, frothy dark cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of thick lacing.

Sweet, brown sugary caramel malt, toffee, muted grapefruit, resin, and caramel form the initial aroma. Raisins, dates, and prunes add complexity.

Flavor reveals underpinnings of grapefruit pith, tart tangerine, and lime, with a fairly sweet, toffee malt backbone, finishing resiny and fairly bitter. Rum-soaked dates, raisins, and figs add complexity.

Body is full, smooth, and luscious, with modest carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Great contrast of sweet malt and bitter hops, with tart, fruity hop notes countering dark fruit nicely. It's a little hot and a bit bitter for my liking, but the other notes redeem it very well.

barczar, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Sjameson92, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

stealth, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

trdtercel92, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Ngntjp, Aug 07, 2014
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,504 ratings.