Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011) | Stone Brewing

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011)
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
351 Ratings
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by muttyd on 02-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
351
pDev:
15.06%
Bros Score:
3.28
 
 
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7
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Poured unto a flute.

Appearance: slightly dark, cloudy amber with a full inch off-white head.

Smell: Hint of red wine properties, like seriously smelling dark fruits with a blend of alcohol.

Taste: An amplified description of the smell to the tenth power. Super tasty and very hard not to love and most of all indulge in.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, smooth with a few bumps on the road. Once you sip a few times you tend to appreciate how well crafted it is.

Overall: This is great beer, not for everyone though that's why I can't rate it any higher. Hope you all have enjoyed it as much as I did, Salud!

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2011) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 351 ratings