Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With a Twenty'Aught-8 in our midst, off to the BMS mug you go...
Clean and stable on the pour. 2 1/2-finger head with the beginning of some nice lacing. Body has sparse bubbles emanating from its copper/natural black cherry/mahogany appearance.
LOTS o' live hops in 'dis raaaht heyuh....floral and caramel sweet - flavorful aroma on both sides of the ball
Plenty of viscosity - sweet caramel syrup - hops go from floral to moderately soapy - this limits balance. Alcohol is present. This could use an in-depth chem class.
Mouthfeel provides more balance and unity with warmth - Chewy, viscous, tangy on teeth - powerful.
This has a heavy alcohol bite and is also strong in weight - let's consider this one a pleasant sipper.
Serving type: bottle
05-02-2008 05:57:32 | More by IBUnit63
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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.