Olde GnarlyWine | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States
lagunitas.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.90%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
2011: 10.6% ABV, 69 IBU

Added by Todd on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,526
Reviews:
745
Ratings:
1,650
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
146
Gots:
302
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,650 |  Reviews: 745
Photo of ChuckTom
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap. Pours clear reddish brown in color with minimal head. Taste is brown sugar, sap, and toffee. Heavy bodied, nice combination of bitter and sweet, moderate carbonation. Nice winter sipper. Could have several.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a transparent deep burgundy with a finger of khaki foam. Head retention is okay with good lacing at the start. Aroma is herbal and floral hops, and caramel, toffee, toasted malts. Flavor profile is heavy mix of caramel, toffee, and toasted malts with herbal, citrus, and floral hops. It has lots of depth, with a biting quality in the hops. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a slightly velvety feel, but otherwise fizzy. Overall, heavy hops and malts without much balance in the center, but it full of flavor.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of Grackos
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Hated it.

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Photo of RandyBoBandy
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkblr
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottled 2/19/15 poured into a Duvel glass at fridge temp 10.6% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy brown amber with sticky light tan head. Lots of lacing and a nice island of head remain. The aroma is the remnant of piney citrusy hops which have faded but are still there. The taste is more dulled citrus and pine mixed with sweet caramel and a sticky bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and sticky sweet. No booze in aroma or taste. Overall, very good. It's been too long since I've had a fresh one. This beer was in my cellar for two years. Probably better fresh but enjoyable now if you're not opposed to extra sweetness.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donco
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice piney, hoppy mix to the malt goodness of the distinctively American barleywine. Goes down very smoothly with moderate carbonation. Well balanced all around.

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Photo of Lucular
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.27/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrewh995
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 Vintage:

Pours a dark red with a small off-white head. Smells of caramel, booze, and malt. Tastes of dried fruits, caramel, light toffee, some booze, and rich malt. Medium in both body and carbonation. Overall a very tasty barleywine.

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Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ob512316
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: brown with a medium white head. The smell conists of a hint of tobacco, caramel, pine and citrus. The taste is similar as it smells, pine and citrus at first followed by caramel and toffee. This beer doesn't feel heavy like a 10% abv should. There is a slight burn. Overall, this beer is an excelent example of barleywine.

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Photo of caahare
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattSn
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herman77
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours as a clear copper with a thin, white head and plenty of carbonation.

The smell is unique which starts with a subdued citrus and combines a malty Carmel. A slight twang of pumpkin.

Taste follows the nose in which citrus hop slides over a malty Carmel. Slight bitterness hangs around

Quite smooth and medium mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden.

I like this one!

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Photo of sparx1100
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieCoxx
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,650 ratings
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