Olde GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured into a New Belgium snifter
A - Transparent blood red, half finger head, off white almost tan/brown and some serious lacing
S - SWEET. Alcohol,Grape juice white/red, cherries, leather, vanilla, super sweet malt, yeast, molasses, a hint of hop, raisins, wine and wine barrels
T - This beer seriously tastes exactly like it smells. The only difference being you can taste the hop and it's bitterness
M - Sticky, covers the mouth in sweetness and a slight bitter note. Fluffy and carbonated at the beginning
D - This is a must for anyone who like craft brew. So easy to drink for all the sweetness and abv being almost 11%.
Final thought - $4, this beer is so worth a try and then some!
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2011 05:06:28 | More by whatthehull
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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.