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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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924 Ratings
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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 103
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
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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bonsreeb85

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is a burgundy colored body with a thin head and some decent lacing

Booze soaked fruits, citrus/pine hop oils and a bit of sweet malt backing make up the bulk of the nose.

THe taste is very hop forward(as to be expected from Lagunitas) the malt however is no slouch and offers up a very sweet backdrop.

THe feel is a tan thin IMHO. This beer could also benefit from a bit more carbonation.

OVerall this was a decent American BW, but I have had better, worth a shot though.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2010 00:52:44 | More by bonsreeb85
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.