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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.35%
Wants: 26
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SShelly on 02-07-2010)
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Reviews by WeedKing4:
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Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev 0%

Had this at the brewpub. Pours a very dark, hazy amber. Holy bourbon batman. This reminds me of Bourbon County Stout, minus the stout characteristics. It's very malty with some hops but the bourbon really dominates. This is a very big beer, but the overall flavour is pretty cool. it's safe to say I was walking wobbly after this.

05-03-2012 15:01:06 | More by WeedKing4
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New York

4/5  rDev -2%

11-16-2011 04:03:45 | More by virinow
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Cloudy brown with a small dark khaki colored head that leaves thick rings of lace down the glass. This looks thick and substantial.

A very nice, rich, decadent aroma, though surprisingly, it smells much better when cold as opposed to at warmer temperatures. The aroma is a wonderful combination of sticky sweet toffee and caramel, vanilla, and lots of bourbon and barrel. Very nice.

The flavor is nice as well, though I think the aroma is just a touch better. This is dominated by bourbon and barrel, along with lots of sticky, sweet malt character. The alcohol harshness creeped up higher and higher as this warmed. Complex.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

A delicious barrel-aged barleywine, though the alcohol harshness was a bit much at warmer temperatures.

05-03-2012 21:38:05 | More by ehammond1
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-21-2013 02:08:14 | More by SMKilp
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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

08-18-2014 01:27:38 | More by Brewcycler
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-19-2012 00:10:23 | More by jmccraney
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4/5  rDev -2%

Poured a brilliant copper color, clear, and a small 1/8" head. The lacing did not stay on the glass for long, but was there. The aroma of plum and cherry promised some sweetness. Tasted like Belgian beer going, but had more fruity undertones. Ends with a fruit, hop, alcohol, warming in your stomach. As a beer, I have had much more enjoyable, as a barley wine, it is better than I remembered. At 11%, this can get you messed up, although this brew should be enjoyed as a sipping beer. I have been joyfully savoring my 10oz pour.

03-01-2011 04:50:19 | More by Glibber
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4/5  rDev -2%

04-03-2014 03:35:26 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-02-2013 01:39:15 | More by Hobbit
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-07-2013 23:30:44 | More by SpdKilz
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

02-02-2013 03:42:51 | More by Devi0us
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-13-2014 15:25:16 | More by LakerLeith
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4/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2013 12:22:48 | More by Horse_Mullet
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

Foggy mahogany brown, near opaque. A small frothy tan head tops the body.

Spicy, oaky nose. Reminds me of cigars and humidors. Some nice leathery oxidation, a bit of molasses.

Palate is good but very boozy. Quite a bit of bourbon burn, but this has oxidized very gracefully. Sherry, leather, cocoa, a touch of drying tobacco, balanced by rich toffee and bourbon sweetness. The body is medium-full, somewhat syrupy. Finishes semi-dry and tannic, woody and boozy.

Rough around the edges, but complex and enjoyable.

02-04-2011 04:52:33 | More by largadeer
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

12-21-2011 21:40:32 | More by hopmeister
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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%

L: Pours a nice orange-amber color with a short and thin off-white colored head that barely laces the glass on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, some vinous fruit aromas, some more oak and barrel aromas as well.
T: Tastes of nice sweet roasted and caramelized malts, some bourbon/wood flavors mixed with some booze, and some vinous fruit flavor to round it out.
M: Smooth, rich, heavy feeling, perfect amount of carbonation, warming, and slightly boozy.
D: Overall it was pretty decent, a lot of flavors and it was a bit hot, but the bourbon and oak flavors rounded it out well.

08-08-2011 10:39:10 | More by erosier
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4/5  rDev -2%

10-25-2013 12:49:10 | More by theCoder
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

02-19-2013 22:24:10 | More by phingdong
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-30-2012 22:03:46 | More by keepitsimple1990
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

into tulip a dark brown with thin tan head.

nice bourbon and booze, some sweet caramel notes and dark fruits. plums, raisins.

boozy with some bourbon, sweet caramels and brown sugars, some hop bite and vanilla comes thru...nicely complex.

Full body, nice medium carbonation, dry finish and lingering alcohol in the finish.

A very good sipper, warms you nicely, flavors are nicely complex, alcohol very present but not abusive. A nice not too sweet - sweetness.

05-26-2011 22:04:48 | More by fourplayed
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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

A: This beer is a ruby/orange hybrid for color, it pours a very small head that quickly fades

S: Smells sweet and with very light hop character

T: Has a light alcohol presence throughout the sip, malty throughout as well. The hop bitterness is present, but on the finish and lingers slightly

M: Full bodied and light carbonation

O: This is a great brew, I will definitely age some of these.

06-16-2011 04:16:45 | More by abgba121
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

05-19-2013 19:07:08 | More by likeemdark
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4/5  rDev -2%

11-10-2012 19:43:40 | More by tleifj
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