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Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

Olde GnarlyWineOlde GnarlyWine

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903 Ratings
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Ratings: 903
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%


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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tjsprague

California

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a very nice dark copper, light brown color. Very little head but nice carbonation.

The smell is very hoppy. Definitely an American style Barleywine. A nice malty smell also.

Taste is so good. This beer is thick on the tongue. A nice malty flavor that fades into a great bitterness from the hops. Not much in the way of floral flavors from the hops. Slightly sweet on the finish but not overwhelming. For a beer with 11%ABV it hides it very very well.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, almost velvety. Sort of a syrupy consitancy that is familiar with other American barlywines.

I had this on tap as well and I must say it is much better on tap, but in no way does that detract from the bottle. This is a great great barleywine that should be enjoyed and sought after every year.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2009 06:02:47 | More by tjsprague
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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 903 ratings.