Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a fairly clear yet fairly dark amber-brown color with a finger of off-white head. The head fades down to a ring around the glass leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is full of sweet roasted caramel malts and brown sugar. Also a touch of dark fruits and some booze also mixed in.
T - Starts out with a blend of dark fruit flavor and rich sweet caramel malt flavor. Touch of hop flavor in the background. Through the middle, some brown sugar flavor comes out. The finish is a blend of the malt and dark fruit flavors with a touch of alcohol added that lingers nicely.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth a nd a bit syrupy without becoming too thick. Nice resiny finish.
D - Very drinkable considering the 10.5 % abv. Fairly strong flavors with pretty nice balance considering the complex flavors. Booze flavor is present, but kept in check considering fairly high level.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2011 04:21:14 | More by ngeunit1
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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 928 ratings.