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RATINGS: 1727   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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


GSH1976's rating

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (294) - Delaware, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a dark, amber color with ample head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy for a barleywine but then again this is Lagunitas. There is also a strong malt presence and a nice balance between hops and malt. Taste is similar to the aroma with lots of malt and hops evident and nothing really dominates. The body is medium and the alcohol is pretty well hidden. This is a nice beer but I would prefer if it was less sweet.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2446) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl. @ Hopbuds, Nagoya, Japon. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, sweet, fruity / Malta, dulce, afrutado.

0.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
SODAK14 (333) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 22, 2016
This is my lowest-rated beer of all time...by far. Super bitter and hoppy. I could literally barely drink one bottle. Actually I didn’t, having poured the last few ounces out. Giving the remainder to the six pack to a "friend".

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_Myers_ (14) - KC, Kansas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Appearance is a nice Amber with a thin head that doesn’t go away Smell is somewhat citrus, caramel, caramel malt, Taste is very warm/alcoholic, brown sugar, lingering piney bitterness Palate is medium-full body with medium carb that is creamy Overall it’s a good beer, a sipper, and a little hard to get a read on. Maybe it’s because I just brushed my teeth

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DWestrick (607) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. One of the better beers - solid barley wine. Could drink this all night. Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (829) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2016
12oz into taster. Reserved red Amber brown color. Oily surface and feel, corn, Amber red, and biscuits in aroma. Wonderful retention in head, more booze emerges in taste, coconut rum, rasins.... mellow finish, then slight sweet tripping Billie’s. Grapefruit, orange, and kiwi all emerge though the booze, frontal cases of red grape, pepper, floral arrangements, and pine usher in. Fresh cantaloupe rinds emerge in aroma too. Sticky and phat tounge pounce, fully loaded strong ale. Barely wine really. Cheers.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (430) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2016
Cask, The Queen’s Head, Stockholm. Quite sweet. A bit too hoppy to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (1140) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle from mchughs. Pours deep copper with off white head. Sweet caramel, light pine hop and some fruit esters in nose. Molasses, treacle sweet with syrup finish. Slight carbonation stops it being too much so.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mdbeerfan (17) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Love it! Tried in originally on tap at Cugini’s in poolesville. Nice flavor notes. Caramel, bread, roasty. I think this is becoming my go-to lagunitas brew ( over the IPA)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1171) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear reddish-orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma was a sweet malt experience. The taste had a sweet malt and bread combination.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerplace (296) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Small bottle bought in Bottle Jockey. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma and taste with tropical fruits notes. Aftertaste with strong hoppy piney bitterness and slight bready notes on the background. Very good, but as DIPA, not a barleywine.


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