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): 10.60%

Availability: Winter

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

Added by Todd on 09-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,618
Reviews:
735
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
143
Gots:
283
For Trade:
4
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.36/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnt copper and light brown color. This is a real thick pour, the viscosity of the beer is sludgy given the style. The aroma is sweet caramel.

Taste is a caramel sweetness, some hopping, less than you would expect for a Lagunitas beer, much less barleywine, this is more in the English and old ale style than a west coast barleywine like Bigfoot. Caramel did hide the alcohol somewhat.

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Photo of colts9016
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Vintage 2011. Poured into a tulip glass. A vigourous pour produced abysmal results. The head is light tan, sorta of reddish in color, it was one finger foamy mess that dissolved quickly. The color of the beer is medium tan to reddish hue with sub optimal clarity. The beer does show some carbonation bubble after all this time.

N: Biscuits, toffee, caramel, toasted bread, yeast, and fruity note,

T: Toffee, molasses, caramel, citrus, bready, cracker, toasty malt, fruity note, and yeasty.

M: Chewy, slightly carbonated, warming, and sticky

O: A very nice barleywine. Very well balanced.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: on tap.

Nothing special about the appearance -- a bit of a head that doesn't last. The color is light brown. The smell is surprisingly subdued. The taste is both hoppy and sweet, with a good bit of caramel. The feel is syrupy. This beer was perfectly OK, but not more than that, for me. It wasn't quite hoppy enough to impress on that score, and it didn't have the complexity of the better barleywines. It's a pleasant ale, on the sweet side, and I might drink it again if I were in the mood for that.

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Photo of NateMac13
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbone1384
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Studfarm69
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnct
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmoen
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SDStoutly
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of facefox
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoganlaw
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregaroo
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5-12-16 - 2015 bottle poured into a short snifter glass. Dark orange in color with nice 1/2 inch head that returns with a quick swirl. Foam clings to the edge. Thick mouthfeel with just a bit of carbonation. This is truly a sippin' beer. This held up well, however just after a quick year. Will look for this again and keep a couple for a bit longer. Tasty.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,618 ratings.
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