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:
#2,663
Reviews:
757
Ratings:
1,687
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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147
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307
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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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrjosephruiz88
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

wubba lubba dub dub

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Photo of BEER88
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lagunitas makes solid consistent beer.

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

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark muggy malted brown color with a thin finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not so much lace, but what was there, just slid into the beer.
The aroma had some fresh tobacco leafy earthy to herbal hop character up front. Light citrus and piney hop character then slides in over top of a smooth clean caramel maltiness. Light cocoa powder, a touch of vanilla, and dark bread rounded out the edges.
The flavor recognized the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas tightly. There's the vanilla, caramel/toffee malt and tobacco leafiness in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. ABV felt as projected by what was matched on the bottle. Carbonation felt good and on par for the style.
Overall, this was a pretty nice American styled barleywine and I'm not one to seek out Lagunitas that much anymore. Price is definitely there for this one, I have to admit.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buschbeer
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 PINT 6 FLUID OZ bottle
Served in a snifter
2015

This beer pours a deep shade of copper with brilliant ruby highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves minimal lacing.

The smell is interesting. It starts sweet with caramel but gives way to some tea and citrus notes.

The taste captures everything that was going on in the smell. It begins a little sweet. Some tea and citrus flavors follow, reminiscent of faded hops, in a good way.

Medium mouthfeel and syrupy

This is a very solid barleywine. I need to try a fresh bottle to compare.

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Photo of HoistinBrews
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 1,687 ratings