Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.88/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
served on tap at Mad Fox Brewing Co. for their 2nd Annual Barleywine Festival. Sunday, 2/12. review from notes. 2011 vintage.
A: the darkest of the 4 sampled. amber hue. best head/retention/lacing of the 4.
S: caramel and toffee dominate. a lot of sweet candied malts for something that is more of a battle between malt and hops.
T: similar to the nose, caramel and toffee. bitter hop bite keeps things balanced. little bit of heat.
M: moderate amount of fizz. full bodied.
D: drinks more like an american strong w/ a sizable malt body here. however, certainly a reasonable amount of bitterness keeps things balanced. ranking #3 of the 4 tried.
Serving type: on-tap
02-13-2012 15:23:29 | More by Jimmys
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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
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