Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by wedgie9:
3.78/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Tasted in August 2010 on draft at the Twisted Spoke. Pour is clear orange amber with a thick white head that never truly goes away. Nose is sweet caramel with bitter orange peel, even more bitter hops, and a hint of honey. Flavor starts off with brown sugar and honey sweetness, and moves to bitter orange peel and hops. The body is big and thick with average carbonation and a long bitter hops and brown sugar finish. This is very hoppy for a barley wine, but still nicely balanced. The alcohol is hardly noticed until the bit of burn in my chest.
Serving type: on-tap
06-27-2011 01:49:20 | More by wedgie9
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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
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