Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneBrewFanatic:
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a beautiful red/amber intro my snifter with about a finger of off-white head that dissipates into a fine ring around the glass that leaves some nice sticky lace.
S - Sweet caramel malts, earthy hops, bubblegum, pineapple, molasses and honey.
T - Big, sweet and malty with all the lagunitas hops one would expect! It's fruity, piny, resiny, but yet has a caramel/toffee sweetness to it, dates and raisins are present, but that over all bubblegum balance is there, with a little onion as it lingers on the palate from the hops once again.
M - Awesome, full, sticky, smooth and creamy.
D - Gotta love lagunitas, and for that matter expect them to bring the hops regardless of the style! This is a great take on their version of the barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2011 01:38:48 | More by StoneBrewFanatic
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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 928 ratings.