Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Arithmeticus:
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Poured at basement temp in a snifter.
A: very dark ruby red; good head but it dissipates quickly; good lacing
S: beautiful, very strong aroma of brown sugar, currant figs; lingers long
T: really intense flavor, dominated by non-citrus fruits: currants, figs esp.; very sweet (perhaps overly)
M: a bit syrupy
Overall, a fantastic barleywine style ale. Lagunitas does it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2011 15:49:57 | More by Arithmeticus
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4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2011 keg. 32oz growler fill from Green's PG, poured into a Conquest snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, rich auburn body, with a half-inch of beige head. The head dissipates to just a ring, but laces through the life of the beer.
S: Caramel, and a lot of pine. Way more pine than I would have expected for a 3-4 year old beer.
T: The hops are not as bitter as might be expected from a fresh American barleywine, but they still take center stage here. Lots of pine, then caramel, followed by a little dark fruit mingling with pine again in the finish.
M: Big, lush, without being syrupy.
O: This is a really good, still hoppy barleywine after all these years. It reminds me of how Old Ruffian ages--very well.
Serving type: growler
05-25-2014 00:06:00 | More by Craigory
Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.