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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


4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (542) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Wayyyyyy too sweet. Damn I donít like barleywines. Still some hops in there but the sweetness is all over

4
   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.

3.8
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (111) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft at Surf Taco (Jackson, NJ). Pours amber with slight head. Aroma is dark fruit - plum, some raisin. Taste is similar. That brown sugar sweetness is apparent and comes through nicely. The malt gives balance but itís not as much depth as expected from a BW. Still a crowd pleaser.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville, NJ. Pours a hazy garnet color with a big rocky beige head. Leaves a wonderful clinging Belgian lace. Aroma has notes of brown sugar (yup!), brandy and butterscotch. Tangy, sweet malt flavor. Big notes of dark dried fruit, more butterscotch and vanilla. Buried in all that complex maltiness is a noticeable citrus happiness and warming alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A copper color with a tan head. Aroma contains citrus, pine, perfume, and dark fruit. The flavor is bitter with a good malt presence. Some citrus and caramel notes. Alcohol is cover up well but comes through in the finish some. Overall a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (429) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Poured from 12 fl oz bottle. Clear copper yellow with beige head. Aroma of hops and light caramel malt. Taste starts with some mild hops and moves into light alcohol and caramel malt with subtle resin notes. Simple, very smooth texture, medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (254) - Bend, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. Huge, relatively simplistic caramelly malt backbone, pierced by pine-y and citric hops. Not a world beater, but tasty, dangerously drinkable, and affordable.


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