Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by MetalHopHead6:
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine is sweet, mild, and fruity.
It poured a beautiful dark ruby red with no head. It left a crystal-clear glass. The smell and flavor were sweet with a hint of dark fruit that, along with the color, brought black cherry to mind. It had a mild thin feel with a dry finish.
GnarlyWine is as close as I've had to an everyday Barleywine. It's delicious, approachable, and has a dirinkability that belies the high ABV.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2011 21:20:53 | More by MetalHopHead6
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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.