Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012) | Stone Brewing

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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012)
BA SCORE
4.01/5
Exceptional
2,035 Ratings
Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012)Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012)
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:
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Added by smerrell on 02-18-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,870
Reviews:
294
Ratings:
2,035
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
Wants:
92
Gots:
539
Trade:
30
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of DeanWormer
5/5  rDev +24.7%
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 +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Babalu614
4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hopped_head
4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best barely wine I've had all year

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4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.92/5  rDev +22.7%
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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4.91/5  rDev +22.4%
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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4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +21.9%
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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4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
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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Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale (2012) from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,035 ratings