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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
Ranking:
#2,347
Reviews:
737
Ratings:
1,623
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
145
Gots:
285
Trade:
4
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Photo of Betolito
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hendrick24
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BuzzFee
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of deakin
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of barczar
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Resiny, grassy hops dominate initially, with pine, muted citrus, and mint, big mint, contrasting a caramelly sweet malt backbone. Very complex and different.

Flavor is sweet and caramelly, with citrus pith leading to a touch of resin. The finish is modestly bitter. Mint is subtle throughout, but more pronounced than in any other beer I recall. Dark fruit notes of prune and dates emerge as it warms.

Very complex beer. Entirely drinkable now, and I'm anxious to see what happens with age.

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Photo of instinct2
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psdonnelly
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cuy50
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SawDog505
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Free Will Teku glass not sure when it was bottled. Pours a very attractive bright orange with a massive 2 plus finger sticky white head, that leaves incredible webs of lace behind.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, brown sugar, toffee, and a little booze.

Taste follows apricot, brown sugar, toffee, tangerine, grapefruit, and a little alcohol.

Mouthfeel is almost large, moderate life, maybe a tad dry, and at 10.9% ABV drinks pretty easy and the alcohol is disguised pretty well.

Overall this is a very nice BarleyWine, that really drinks fairly easy for its girth.

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

Photo of BB1313
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours copper with a fluffy khaki head that leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are pretty tropical. Tons of pineapple. This has a great hop profile, but it's not Lagunitas' traditional hop profile. Feels like I'm picking up galaxy hops. Sweet candy malts are there, but the hops still shine. The flavors are bittersweet. More tropical notes with a touch of citrus. Pineapple is the star, followed by grapefruit. Subtle hints of pine needles. Some sweet caramel. Some raisins and dark fruits. Once again, the malts are there, but the hops shine. Bitterness is there. Some heat, but not boozy. It's just a nice warmth in the finish. Slightly syrupy and spicy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. Somewhat thin, but it's still fluffy. Active carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink. Clean brew. Well crafted.

It's great to see this one back on shelves. It's a hoppy barleywine that borderlines being a DIPA, but what else would you expect from Lagunitas? They still stay true to style. Recommended.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jakep2021
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of K-Dog
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Very sweet for a barley wine. Couldn't tell almost 11 percent. Bold and flavorful. At 4.99 a bomber it's a steal. Will be picking up several more bottles before there gone.

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Olde GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 1,623 ratings
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