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RATINGS: 1451   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
pours reddish amber with floating chunks, beige head fades quickly, aroma is grapefruits, pine, florals. typical lagunitas. Taste is hops, with a lot of caramel malts background. palate is medium. overall itís another solid offering from lagunitas but totally unsurprising, try mixing up the hop profiles over there sometime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (725) - PERU - APR 18, 2014
Pours beautiful copper with big, bubbly carbonation. Sweetish aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet, almost cloying. Iím not a fan of barley wines, but I really like this. Alcohol is definitely present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cory (239) - , California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft. Hops and sweet roasted malts for the aroma, bitter taste that lingers a long time. This tastes more like an IPA but has the body of a barley wine. Its an interesting take but not what I look for in a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (113) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with a medium white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, some hops too. Taste is sweet malt, brown sugar, boozy throughout and a medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seantaylorus (14) - - APR 4, 2014
This might be the perfect beer - for me. Non intrusive taste and clean finish. I love it. Not bitter but a definite IPA taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2588) - 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 (515) - 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 (230) - 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
hockeybeerguy (910) - 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 (6) - - 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 (455) - 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.

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