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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.39%
Wants: 25
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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sevenshubby

California

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-31-2013 23:27:36 | More by sevenshubby
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

05-19-2012 00:10:23 | More by jmccraney
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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

12-21-2011 21:40:32 | More by hopmeister
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geuze_gone_wild

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

08-28-2013 04:39:37 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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abgba121

Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 04:16:45 | More by abgba121
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SMKilp

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-21-2013 02:08:14 | More by SMKilp
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keepitsimple1990


3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-30-2012 22:03:46 | More by keepitsimple1990
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ILikeGoodCider

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

05-29-2013 23:56:16 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

11-20-2013 06:43:04 | More by IRONRakkasan
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-20-2013 23:17:23 | More by DIPAFAN
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

01-24-2013 07:26:00 | More by popery
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erosier

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2011 10:39:10 | More by erosier
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largadeer

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: cask

02-04-2011 04:52:33 | More by largadeer
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chicagoabbot

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz into a snifter. Huge head and a very dark color for the style, one of the darker barleywines I've had in awhile. This one's pretty sweet as far as the huge malt, maybe from the oak, but it also has a monster malt profile. I think they could recofigure the bolster the hop profile a little and it would improve. Maybe it needs to age a little in the bottle too, a year or two. It would be hard for me to say this is my favorite barleywine, but it is a winner and worth getting if you have the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2011 00:17:30 | More by chicagoabbot
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 04:03:45 | More by virinow
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2011 04:50:19 | More by Glibber
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SB_Brewmaster

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-03-2014 03:35:26 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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Horse_Mullet

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

06-12-2013 12:22:48 | More by Horse_Mullet
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theCoder

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-25-2013 12:49:10 | More by theCoder
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-19-2013 22:24:10 | More by phingdong
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-19-2013 19:07:08 | More by likeemdark
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tleifj


4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-10-2012 19:43:40 | More by tleifj
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-05-2012 15:10:29 | More by avaldivia
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Ceriii

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-10-2013 22:59:04 | More by Ceriii
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Grant89

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-03-2012 23:22:06 | More by Grant89
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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.