Y2K | Lagunitas Brewing Company

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lou91 on 02-14-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by GClarkage:
Photo of GClarkage
3.88/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

02/22/09- Received as a gift from...yes...Lou91. Back in 2005.

Presentation- 12oz bottled in late 1999 to celebrate the millenium. Poured into a Duvel glass.

Appearance- Lightly murky caramel colored pour. Vigorous pour yields a 1/2 inch dirty white head..fades quickly and leaves some minimal spotty lace.

Smell- The nose has mostly left this beer, but still has a nose of lightly sweet caramel malt.

Taste- Taste has held up pretty good considering. Caramely taste is the main flavor...you can tell it's a fading headed south caramel though. Hops suprisingly are somewhat here with a light bitter taste. Maybe a touch of vanilla as well.

Mouthfeel- Really smooth, lighty watery with very low carbonation.

Drinkability- Considering it's almost 10 years old, I would say this was pretty good. Flavor was still good as well as the overall feel of the beer. Glad I got to share this one rather than waiting another who knows how many years to drink this.

 960 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of lou91
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured dark brown with a head of tight small bubbles – almost picture perfect with some sediment. Great nose - a subtle mix of sugar, malt and cocoa. This beer aged well with all the rich malt, hop bitterness, and chocolate undertones all in a very drinkable ale. There is almost no alcohol warmth and too drinkable if there is such a thing. Yum.

 347 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sephiroth
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Damn lou91, WTF did you get this? Many thanks. Pours with very little head, body is ruby-brown with lots of sediment. Nose is vinuous, with a hint of chocolate malt, just a touch of butter. No hops.

Tastes damn good to me, sherry, and buttery chocolate raisin bread. Mouthfeel is thin compared some other barleywines, drinkability is helped by the fact that I cannot taste the alcohol in this beer.

 402 characters

Y2K from Lagunitas Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.