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RATINGS: 1621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
berkshirejohn (4818) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
12oz bottle from Wegmans, West Seneca, NY. An inviting reddish amber colour with a loose cream head; sweet, sugary aroma; thick and syrupy in the mouth, with a smooth caramel taste, and lots of warmth as the alcohol slowly releases; giving a warming, deeply satisfying finish. An excellent old-fashioned Barley Wine, had to sip and savour.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maltman53 (408) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Just an unbelievably balanced Barley Wine-style beer with a beautiful copper-red color and molasses nose and a perfect slightly bitter finish. Overall, this beer should move from a seasonal to a year-round beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redtechnj (234) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Appearance-Clear amber with a fully tan head, medium lasing but very good lacing. Aroma-Hoppy and sweet, piney hops, caramel malts. Flavor-Starts off sweet, caramel malts, brown sugar, then a nice bitter hop bite. Nicly balanced and the alcohol is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1066) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
355ml bottle. Amber body with a low white head. Sweet malts, sugar, citrus, peach and raisin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Crystal clear amber color with small bubbles and a nice head. Big citrus hops and mild malt aroma. Citrus taste, mild bitterness, good sweetness. This is dangerous because of the lack of a big ABV taste. This would be a good session beer, short session! Good beer

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopbag (127) - - JAN 26, 2015
Lagunitas hop aroma and flavor is outstanding and unique as always. Malt is very sweet. Bread and complexity in the background, but mostly it comes off as sweet. I’m spoiled by its more sessionable relatives.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (403) - - JAN 25, 2015
Quite sweet, so it doesn’t taste as alcoholic as it might have done. Gently fizzy but smooth to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
It pours amber with a tan head that produces lacing as the head disappears. There are aromas of brown sugar, alcohol, and a bit of molasses. It has a sweet taste with sugar, dried fruit, and malts. It has a lively carbonation kick to it and a slightly less that moderate bitter kick on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1056) - Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 9.9% abv. Purchased from Leary’s, the Amesbury location, yesterday evening. $11.79 for the 6pack. Served at 51°F, as if anyone cares. To oversized snifter, it pours a chestnut-tinted Sinopia with which a creamy ghost white head 1 finger in length stood. Looks remarkably like cappuccino microfoam. Aromas of lavender, mint, fir bark, vanilla extract, dark brown sugar, minerals, cherry blossom honey/cherry-flavored cough drops, sun-dried seaweed, sweet malts, and booze. Tastes the same with the addition of spent grains, exercise perspiration, and pine cones. Prancingly yeasty by finish (sourdough again, yep!)

Likeable, but could do with a lower alcohol content. Or, rather, if the alcohol cotent weren’t so explosive/managed to be steadfastly hidden. Then I’d be like, "fuck yea!", but no.


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