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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

921 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 921
Reviews: 617
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 102
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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meathookjones

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4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours out of the bottle with a dark reddish color body and a tall off white foamy head. Great head retentions and the lacing just sticks everywhere on the glass. Big hops here, citric hops over a sweet fruity and malty scent. A few different fruits going on with some caramel and a bit of pine resin. Very appetizing aroma. The taste hits you hard with big hops and big malt. Dark rips fruits mix with a variety of hoppy components, grapefruit, pine and floral notes. Caramel and a bit of alcohol. A dry and bitter finish. This is one big smelling and tasting brew. Very creamy and thick. Coats your mouth a bit. Hoppy ass American Barleywine done right. There is plenty going here and it really packs a punch yet remains drinkable as hell. This was a 2004 bottle and still packed quite a punch I would love to get this stuff fresh.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2005 18:44:28 | More by meathookjones
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 921 ratings.