Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Rhynes2:
4.1/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a nice deep amber color with a rich head. Sweet slight honey smell is the first thing I detect from this brew once opened.
Taste is sweet but still balanced with the hops for a slight bitterness. Flavor is that of honey with some light citrus notes bouncing around in there as well. Almost has a tinge of pomegranate as well. Very good barleywine as far as I am concerned.
Mouthfeel is great once again. Carbonation is just right for this one and suits the barleywine style well.
I just may be in love with this one and for 5.99 a bomber I'll be buying a few more of these like tomorrow. A great deal on a truly great beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2011 02:07:31 | More by Rhynes2
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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.