Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by SeanChouffe:
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance is a copper color with light carbonation, a full rocky head and clinging lace. The aroma is of hops (grassy) and bread -fresh. The taste has a sweet start with a quick hop finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and syrupy, yet also creamy, with a smooth hop bite.
IMHO: I am not normally impressed with the very hopped American brews. This, however is the most well balanced beer of the genre. The dudes at Lagunitas have maintained a well-balanced high gravity beer ? sharp presence of hops and a smooth sweet body. A great winter warmer.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2004 23:14:55 | More by SeanChouffe
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 924 ratings.