Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by stegmakk:
4.35/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured a nice carmel color with near perfect head and sweet lacing.
Aroma was of caramel candy like malt and fruity hops...
Taste. Oh wow. Excellent. Great mix. Pine/citrus hops first quickly followed by sweet toffee. Great barleywine. Not too alchoholic to be a kick in the pants, but just enough to notice...damn this is good.
Mouthfeel was a smooth silky brew from a god.
Drinkability..Tough call. While it took me two hours to finish one 22ozer it was because I was enjoying it all. I could drink this all night.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2005 05:53:44 | More by stegmakk
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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.