Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by rossthefireman:
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- great deep brown hue, expected head from this style
S- Malty Hop smell with an alcohol backbone.
T- nice mix of sweet malt with a hop punch. Its a little 'hot' with the abv being 11%, but it sfits with how young it is.
M- good mouthfeel, nice on the platae , smooth, the heat of the alcohol is a nice touch
D- Very drinkable now, but will be better in the future
I really like this. Although its young, you can taste the potential. This barleywine is going to be great in a year and probably be awesome in two or more years. But even being young I loved the malty sweetness with that hop punch. Its a good balance that I think will age well, mellow out and just be fantastic. Im storing bottle of this for sure!
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2009 05:35:08 | More by rossthefireman
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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.