Barrel Aged GnarlyWine | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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4.09 w/ 63 ratings

Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SShelly on 02-07-2010

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 15
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer is a ruby/orange hybrid for color, it pours a very small head that quickly fades

S: Smells sweet and with very light hop character

T: Has a light alcohol presence throughout the sip, malty throughout as well. The hop bitterness is present, but on the finish and lingers slightly

M: Full bodied and light carbonation

O: This is a great brew, I will definitely age some of these.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a nice orange-amber color with a short and thin off-white colored head that barely laces the glass on the way down.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, some vinous fruit aromas, some more oak and barrel aromas as well.
T: Tastes of nice sweet roasted and caramelized malts, some bourbon/wood flavors mixed with some booze, and some vinous fruit flavor to round it out.
M: Smooth, rich, heavy feeling, perfect amount of carbonation, warming, and slightly boozy.
D: Overall it was pretty decent, a lot of flavors and it was a bit hot, but the bourbon and oak flavors rounded it out well.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Foggy mahogany brown, near opaque. A small frothy tan head tops the body.

Spicy, oaky nose. Reminds me of cigars and humidors. Some nice leathery oxidation, a bit of molasses.

Palate is good but very boozy. Quite a bit of bourbon burn, but this has oxidized very gracefully. Sherry, leather, cocoa, a touch of drying tobacco, balanced by rich toffee and bourbon sweetness. The body is medium-full, somewhat syrupy. Finishes semi-dry and tannic, woody and boozy.

Rough around the edges, but complex and enjoyable.

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3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz into a snifter. Huge head and a very dark color for the style, one of the darker barleywines I've had in awhile. This one's pretty sweet as far as the huge malt, maybe from the oak, but it also has a monster malt profile. I think they could recofigure the bolster the hop profile a little and it would improve. Maybe it needs to age a little in the bottle too, a year or two. It would be hard for me to say this is my favorite barleywine, but it is a winner and worth getting if you have the opportunity.

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3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Barrel Aged GnarlyWine from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90.5% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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