Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerManDan:
4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Finally, a beer from Lagunitus that I enjoyed. It poured a reddish amber hue with a thin film of foam that disapated in not time at all. The only bad part of this beer was the smell. It was very suttle and not over powering. But, I could slightly pick up the aromoa of fruit and hops, along with a hint of sweetness. The taste, for me, was a big surprise. I could taste a complexity of citrus, fruit, hops and a hint of caramel on my first sip. This beer was not overpowered with an alcoholic bite, but the taste of alcohol was there, just not overpowering. Also, it had a smooth creamy bittersweet finish.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2003 12:52:38 | More by BeerManDan
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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 921 ratings.