Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cylinsier:
4.47/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From a 22 oz.
Pours a clear gold with a distinct cherry red glow when held up to light, with an off white, thin head with good retention.
Smells like apples and floral "green" hops.
The taste is tart and sweet like green apples and carries a very enjoyable hop aftertaste that isn't actually bitter but just floral and fresh tasting.
Feels moderate in body with subtle carbonation throughout.
Very tasty. Hides the alcohol well. Easy to drink and a good treat, but also gives you something different than most barley wines with the hoppiness factor. Look for it, its easy to like.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2010 22:57:58 | More by Cylinsier
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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 928 ratings.