Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ralphs66:
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Weird...this beer brought back memories of my childhood. It's been said that smell is the sense that is the most lasting; well, after getting a whiff of this beauty, I couldn't agree more. Poured a fantastic deep red with a reddish tinged thin head. Really a nice looking beer. But the smell is what did it for me. It took me a good long while to figure it out...and it's those butterscotch candies I ate as a kid in my grandparent's house in NE Philly. This beer is like my blankie...As others have mentioned, it's a sipper. Sweet and gooey, with a nice warm alcohol bite. Figs, dates, and maybe a little vanilla. Kick back and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2011 21:14:40 | More by Ralphs66
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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 921 ratings.