Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by dirtyskunk:
3.48/5 rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
22 oz. bomber pour into a standard pint. I bought another bottle to age and will revise this review after a year or so.
Pours a dark, clear amber red. Significant head with a moderate endurance and a very thin but persistent lacing.
The smell is sweet and woody, cedar I think. Rock candy and slightly malty, very mild citrus but nothing special at all. Quite insignificant to my first tasting.
The hops are cherry and lemony, and the malts are burnt caramel. Sweet and good but not terribly complex.
Smooth and silky, very drinkable despite the fairly high ABV.
Sweet and fairly tasty but not too complex. I probably won't buy again until after I age and taste my second bottle.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2011 05:37:30 | More by dirtyskunk
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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.