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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Olde GnarlyWineOlde GnarlyWine

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903 Ratings
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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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airheadmtrcycle

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a twelve oz. snifter with a small head that faded quickly leaving a little lace. I expected it to be thick and opaque, as I am unfamiliar with the style. Instead it was a pretty copper to brown color and transparent. The bartender must have been experienced because anymore head and I would have felt ripped off given the small glass.

It was served a tad too cold so after an initial sip I patiently waited for about 15 minutes for it to warm. The smell was of ripe fruit, biscuity malts and booze. The flavor was less boozy and more flavorful dominated by dark fruit and perhaps a little bitterness on the finish.

The mouthfeel was thinner and less carbonated than I expected; that is not a complaint, just an observation. It was surprisingly drinkable. I wanted to lick the inside of the glass and order another immediately, but I had to drive home in a rainy, Atlanta rush-hour.

I liked the style pretty well. I had been intimidated by barleywines, but I've come away less so. Still it might be a while before I jump in with both feet.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 21:30:21 | More by airheadmtrcycle
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.