Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
1,997 Ratings
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style AleOld Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smerrell on 02-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,997
Reviews:
280
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.41%
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
535
For Trade:
28
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Ratings: 1,997 |  Reviews: 280
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Joealin1
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of bvcapllonch
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of DeanWormer
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ignore the BA Score on this one. There are raters on here who do not know / understand / love barleywines. This is barleywine perfection. Hops and malts, bitterness and sweetness in perfect balance. This is awesome - what could be better? Well, the price, perhaps. But this is worth the price. Beware the 11% ABV - in the midst of all this deliciousness, it can sneak up on you.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of haggadah
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of joelBfrasier
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of BarleyBeatsGrapes
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of BigV
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of jcomp21
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Babalu614
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hopped_head
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best barely wine I've had all year

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Photo of Cory_nich
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured into my trusty pint glass. A strong copper look with little head. Smells of barley of course and taste of strong barley and hops. Goes down fairly easy. Overall a great beer and btw I had the 2014 realease of this beer. so enjoy this delicous treat

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Photo of AndreRus
4.91/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 release. Probably sweeter than i normally would drink. At the same time it is normal amount of sweetness for barleywine. Well balanced by its hoppiness. Definitely a great beer!

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Photo of americancontrarian
4.9/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Antg8989
4.89/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Thought it was absolutely amazing. Smells sweet and hoppy. A barleywine/hop lover's dream. Rich amber color with an inch thick copper head. No lacing. It tasted sweet and creamy and finishes with just the littlest hop bite. Smooth, yummy. That's all I can say.

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Photo of ARico77
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic barleywine. Great hop flavor and malt balance. Looks great, great head retention. Another great beer from Stone.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had the 2013 just last Wed, and came crawling back to,catch a bit of the remaining keg on Saturday. Thought about it those few days and couldn't wait to see if any left. This stuff was absolutely amazing. Taste, smell, mouthfeel is rarely matched. On the level of Bourbon County for me. Would like to compare to fresh now.

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale from Stone Brewing
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,997 ratings.
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