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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Olde GnarlyWineOlde GnarlyWine

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

903 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%


Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
2011: 10.6% ABV, 69 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-22-2001)
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Stoneman78

California

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2008 Vintage poured into a Duvel tulip glass

Pours a translucent deep mercurial red hue, bit thick and foamy off-white head sustains, thick lacing

Smell is caramel malts, dark fruits, brown sugar, light chocolate and alcohol

Taste is sweet malts and dark fruits which open up to grassy, earthy hops and alcohol burning, tones of cocoa, toffee and molasses, finishes sweet and boozy

Mouthfeel is medium/full-bodied, creamy and smooth texture, moderate carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, this is a good example of American barleywine with a slightly higher emphasis on the hops, alcohol sensation is biting throughout and hinders sustained drinking, not a bad beer to try out if you like the style

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 04:43:38 | More by Stoneman78
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.