Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a rusty brown with deep, glowing orange highlights into the snifter. An off white head sits atop momentarily until fading into a slight ring. No lacing.
S - Caramel, toffee, butter-rum life savers, booze-soaked raisins.
T - Incredibly rounded and well-made. Sweet malty wonderfulness, coupled with a juicy citrus hop bite... and finishing with a toffee sweetness. Alcohol present but a tasty component. Big, bold, yet nicely refined.
M - Thick and full-bodied, with a medium-low amount of carbonation.
D - A bomber is a treat... yet not too much. In my opinion, it's an easy drinker.
Notes: I've never been dissapointed with a Lagunitas brew... and for the price they just can't be beat.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2008 01:19:12 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
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.