Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
3.33/5 rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out an enticing bright clear amber/hazelnut hue, sticky, frothy off-white head with tenacious retention.
Ther aroma reveals brown sugar, raisins, plums, orange rind, bready, grainy malt, some mild leafy, citrus hops.
Flavour is quite mild for the style, brown sugar, dates and a zip of orange rind, sugary sweet malt, with spicy herbal hops and some warming alcohol on the finish. Lacks ooomph in the flavour dep't all around.
Medium-bodied mouthfeel, creamy smooth texture with low carbonation.
Honestly this is pretty lightweight for a barley wine, I can empathize with the brewery over the blurb on the side of the label about a barley wine being a lot like raising a kid, yet this one doesn't live up to expectations. It almost seems like it is watered down from what it should be.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2011 08:25:22 | More by IronDjinn
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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.