Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shaw:
3.58/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep amber in color with a shortfall off-white head.
It has the expected American barleywine aroma of hops, sweet malt and alcohol. Nice, but it doesn't quite reach high enough.
The taste is malty and hoppy with a big amount of sweet, almost toffee-like flavor. I prefer a more hip-forward sting. This is bordering on being too sweet.
Nice slick and solid body. Nothing wrong here.
Overall this is a fine beer that doesn't quite make it to the top tier. But I have to give Lagunitas major credit for making it affordable.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2011 01:30:55 | More by Shaw
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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 926 ratings.