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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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An aborted batch of their Old Gnarleywine ended up tasting nearly as good as that they were hoping for, so they bottled it. God bless capitalism. OG 1.100 IBU 51.1


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2003
A dark golden body and clear with a white head. Aroma is of grapefruit and hops. The flavor is very full and quite strong with hops. Warming to the stomach and a nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7809) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
Thick yellowish head, creamy, fast dissipating. Amber-orange beer, and an unbelievable funky stuff floating around - Unidentified Floating Obscenities. Citrussy smell, but not much further nose. Nice hoppy (USA) taste, balanced by a full maltiness, developping some sweetness - nearly not as much as the name suggest. To make things better, there is a naturally tasting acidity to counterbalance the beer. Very full - sugar in the aftertaste, becoming quite dry. This doesn't start me liking Lagunitas - I liked them already. Here's more proof - but when I look at those UFO's, I wonder what sort o'brown shugga they added...

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2003
Brown hue with little head and minimum lace. Piney, caramel, nutty, brown sugar, cherry, and sweet pipe tobacco aroma. Wow, interesting sweet attack on taste buds. A floral taste with some hoppy finish. Minor Alcohol warmness and spicy notes detected too. Full-bodied, syrupy and yet fizzy mouthfeel. Do notice the alcohol in this beer. Just too sweet IMO, not fully balanced, disappointing and confusing beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - AUG 4, 2003
i drove up to the brewery today and took their tour - awesome people and good place - after tasting some of their beers i inquired about the brown shugga and they said they had a partial case a guy sent back and gave me a couple 22's on the way out... i dont know if anyone from the brewery checks this but thanks alot! sweet sugary, piney, caramel aroma, nice fat head that turns into a ring and a frost like layer of head, nice ruby garnett color, moderately warm at tasting time, its sweet initially and then it gets bitter as it hits the back of the tongue and then sweetens up a bit to level it all out, a bit of a bitter aftertaste, and earthy note right before the after taste if that makes any sense...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2003 not as sweet as expected. But it does go down easy with a semi-sweet finish. Very mild for a Barley-wine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2612) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Butterscotch, brandy nose. Reddish orange color. Carmel and piney. Finishes kinda hoppy with a sweet(brown sugar) finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Not at all what I was expecting--if you read the label this beer sounds like a reject that nobody is sure how it will pour out of the bottle. Brown sugar? Whatever, but this beer was amber in color with a thin, white head. Very piney bitterness with alcohol well hidden. This is a barley wine? I thought it was a strong IPA really. Tastes a lot like a beer from Stone. Good, but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Amber color. Some carbonation. Creamy, white head. Definite cascade hops in the aroma, citrus. Not too sugary. Easy to drink, alcohol is concealed well. I'd like to try the Gnarlywine if the fluke is this tastey.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2003
Bottled. Redish amber. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Sweet and malty with clean, hard mouthfeel. The finish is sharp and resiny. Too raw and unbalanced to impress. All this apart, it is still a good beer, but I expect more of a barley wine than hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2003
Hopperfume and raisin aroma. Orange brown color, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, very hoppy, heavy, sirupy, nutty. Long lasting bitter dry finish.


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