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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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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dirtyskunk

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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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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.