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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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926 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 926
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 104
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011: 10.6% ABV, 69 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-22-2001)
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JayQue

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oh Yeah!!! This is a good strong tasting barleywine, as pronounced as raw Bigfoot but with different flavors. Pours a cloudy iced tea orange/brown color with a good size off white head. Head retention is good for this level abv, slowly fades to a top covering of the glass. Smell is strong caramel malt and either vanilla or just the alcohol.

Taste is strong caramel malt, sugar and dark fruit. There is no hoppy pine or citrus taste.

Mouthfeel is as rich as a good Belgian without the candi sugar and spices. Smooth, potent and rich.

Drinkability is good. The rich flavor and mouthfeel would be worth the effect of drinking the whole bottle myself. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 03:55:07 | More by JayQue
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.