Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by Trappissed:
4.2/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
An interesting Barleywine compared to ones I've had lately. Like other Lagunitas beers, it has a sort of artificial taste. Not really in a bad way, just a trend I'm noticing. Very sweet smelling with brown sugar, almonds soaked in alcohol solvent, and some dark fruits.
Taste is not too far from the smell. Expectedly sweet. Reminds me of almond syrup at times. A little bitterness on the finish. Not too many hops I'm detecting in this. For being 11% and on the sweet side, it drinks fairly easy. I'd like to see how this changes after a couple years.
Serving type: bottle
11-10-2009 07:58:25 | More by Trappissed
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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 921 ratings.