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RATINGS: 1467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
bottle. brown with small head. big sweet malty body. medium hops. plenty of booze. a bit of a sipper, but nice full flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamP01 (582) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours dark orange amber with a medium off white slowly fading head with good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, yeast and some citrus and pine as well. Taste has some good caramel malt, yeast mild orange and bitter hops. Palate is a medium to full body, carbonation is good and a smooth mouth feel. Finishes with a good caramel malt and yeast flavor followed by citrus, orange notes and bitter ending for balance. Considering this is a barley wine it is not as strong, reminds me more of an DIPA, but it is still good. Overall very good, smooth, balanced and flavorful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (270) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tastes like candied sugar. Strong though. Bit boozy sometimes, other times like maple syrup. Interesting beer, will have to come back to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2224) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a hazy brown colored body leaving a one finger white foamy head that appears and leaves some nice slightly thick yet spotty lacing in rings around the sides of the pint glass. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell had the hops up front to form a mostly bitter aroma. The malts play nicely in the background coming more forward as the beer warms. The taste was excellent as the hops and the malts combine just about perfectly. On the palate, she sat about a slight sticky feel in my mouth and on the tongue, ranging on the medium side. Though the ABV is pretty high, this is quite drinkable. Overall, Iím thoroughly impressed and most likely will have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teloiv (7) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Not what i would come to expect from a barleywine. Very lite for a barleywine on tast considering most i have had have been very big on flavor. But still good on the hops and citrus taste. Might get this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (555) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a clear copper hue with a 1 finger off white head. S- Deep brown sugar nose that leads to a wave of piney hops. T- Brown sugar, caramel, molasses followed by deep, piney hops and a bit of an alcohol aftertaste. M- Thick with medium-low carbonation. D- This one really delivers and is certainly one of Lagunitas best. Great sipper.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3848) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Wayyyyyy too sweet. Damn I donít like barleywines. Still some hops in there but the sweetness is all over

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjhall89 (36) - - MAR 27, 2014
Yum brown shugga. Only thing better is lagunitas sucks. Sweet, piney taste that lingers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ahcooper (2) - - MAR 18, 2014 does not count
Sweat yet with sine bitterness. Would definitely recommend and drink again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (152) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours dark copper with thick white head. Smell is hops, citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste is hops, pine, citrus which slightly bitters then ends with a sugar like sweet finish. Light body, medium carbonation.

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