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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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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-15-2013 18:42:28 | More by Texasfan549
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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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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 03:45:43 | More by zestar
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-14-2013 16:04:18 | More by drummermattie02
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illidurit

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 03:15:33 | More by illidurit
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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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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2012 01:45:55 | More by IPAchris
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ehammond1


4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2012 21:38:05 | More by ehammond1
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-10-2012 19:04:03 | More by thewimperoo
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

07-08-2013 05:36:54 | More by Zbeetleman
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-07-2013 23:30:44 | More by SpdKilz
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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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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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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%

11-16-2011 04:03:45 | More by virinow
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-26-2014 19:57:10 | More by ChrisMon02
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Pahn

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

06-08-2013 20:33:36 | More by Pahn
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nanobrew

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-15-2011 15:47:18 | More by nanobrew
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kaseydad

California

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

Came from the keg in a tulip glass and it produced a light dirty brown ale with a nice frothy beige head that did not want to stick around. The bourbon hits the nose hairs pretty strong and fast. Not bad. There is also some nice molasses and brown sugar which complements it nicely. Very boozy taste though the there is a nice blend of flavors on the swallow. Pretty easy drink even with the bourbon kick. Overall this is an awesome beer to try and well worth the trip to the Taproom to experience this rarely seen gem.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2010 18:08:36 | More by kaseydad
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.5%

02-15-2013 01:27:19 | More by mattparsons
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Boilerfood

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

05-25-2013 20:57:07 | More by Boilerfood
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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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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-02-2013 03:42:51 | More by Devi0us
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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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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.