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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

1,746 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 54
Gots: 427 | FT: 34
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smerrell on 02-18-2012

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,746 | Reviews: 248
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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2.42/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Def not a fan. Tasted like old malt bomb of an imperial ipa way past its prime. Smelled much better than it tasted.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really good. Awesome taste. Sweet and sour.

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3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best barely wine I've had all year

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

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

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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Duvel snifter glass.

A - 5 - Wow, this beer pours beautifully. Poured a deep ruby color. Great head potential, especially considering the ABV. Forms a finger and a half of dense, slightly off white colored head. Decent head retention. Spotty lacing.
S - 2.75 - Not sure what up with mine, had the peach, toffee and caramel smells I expected, but there was a distinct and strong metallic aroma.
T - 3.75 - Good, not great. Slightly sweet peach upfront, followed by a malty bitterness. Lots of boozy alcohol. You could do better with a Barleywine, but also a lot worse.
F - 3.50 - Medium bodied mouthfeel, expected something a bit more creamy and slick.
O - 3.75 - As I said before, it's a good barely wine, but you could do better in my opinion. Didn't live up to what I expected, but was good nonetheless.

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.