Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by beals:
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bomber, 2011 edition, poured into a DFH snifter.
a: dark amber, 1 finger of light-tan head.
s: fig, dates. vague hop notes.
t: dark fruits (dates, plum, figs, raisins), touch of orange, sweet warming alcohol at the finish.
m: full body, almost "sticky" on the palate, light / moderate carbonation. this is a chewy beer, but it works well.
o: this barleywine is a slow sipper. kick back in an easy chair with a good book and take an hour two on this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2011 23:53:23 | More by beals
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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 924 ratings.