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RATINGS: 1647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


DrinkEmUpJones' rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Hazy amber orange. Candied fruit and ginger on the nose. Candied citrus on the palate with citrus hops giving some balance to an otherwise sweet palate. This is good, but a little too sweet to put down a pint of.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (578) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Dark gold pour with an off-white head. Malt, caramel and hops in the aroma and taste. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear deep golden with a rather big creamy goldenish beige head that leaves lots of sticky trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny fruity and floral with caramel, grapefruit, moist grass, pine needles, lilacs and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, tiny fruity and floral with caramel, sweet bread, grapefruit, mango, moist grass, pine needles, chives, alcohol and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit, mango, moist grass, pine needles, alcohol and lemon zest. Decent US barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_est_deus (806) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Klar, bärnstens-röd med ett tätt, orange skum. Doft: Humle, malt, alkohol, jul apelsin, marknads marmelad godis, fox citronkola. Mycket stark 7:a. Smak: Fox citronkola, humle, marknads marmelad godis, starkt svart te med mycket socker, avslagen Cola. Stark 7:a. God öl som säkerligen blir bättre med tiden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Livendadream (141) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Btl pours clear amber color with an off huge compact off white head. Hangs around for awhile leaving tons of lace on glass. Aromas of burnt brown sugar, caramel,graham cracker, pine,citrus fruit and a hint of alcohol. Tastes of candy, raisins, alcohol, and earth? Bold heavy body,thick mouthfeel,medium carbonation, very smooth finish. I can describe this beer in one word. Wow! Although it is a little sweet, it still is very drinkable. The alcohol is hidden very well. I still like the substitute a bit better. Anyway a fabulous offering once again by lagunitas!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_sully (206) - - MAR 21, 2015
Amber body with a light white head , this beer has a grassy aroma and a strong taste of candies fruits and candy sugar with a bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingstoni (1647) - FINLAND - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Slightly hazy amber color with a huge foamy off-white head. Aroma of berries, caramel and fruity hops. Very sweet and medium bitter taste with a bitter finish. Medium body.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
A really nice taste-bomb. A LOT of hops balanced to a thick sticky malt base. A lot of candied sugar. Great!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (5306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with a large head. Sweet with sugar, malt, some dried fruit and warming alcohol. Drinkable but a bit "raw".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Sweet hoppy flavors. Not too boozy. Very drinkable, thought it was a dipa.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walberla (8) - Alingsås, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
Smak av allt det goda som kan serveras efter en julmiddag. Choklad, fikon, nötter, kaffe och russin. Alkoholen känns inledningsvis men drunknar i ett komplext smakspektrum.


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