Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by SHODriver:
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: pours a light brown with a bit of a reddish hue with about a finger of off white head
S: smells of citrus and pine with a solid malt backbone with a bit of toasty notes and some caramel
T: Flavors start off with a bit of citrus hop bitterness that gives way to some malty caramel sweetness and a bit of dark fruit flavor. On the swallow a more sweet caramel finish with the slightest bit of bitterness on the back end.
M: very creamy and delicate. Adequate carbonation isn't prickly. Very full bodied but not overly so to the point of being chewy
O: I was looking for a bit more complexity but it's a tasty beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2011 21:32:44 | More by SHODriver
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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.