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RATINGS: 1756   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 295   ABV: 9.84%
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

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (307) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2938) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Tap at Js. Pours a deep, rich brown with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light brown sugar nose with citrus and pine on the nose. Light caramel and pine hops. Clean and crisp, with a nice sweet sorghum character on the palate. Light bodied. Easy drinking and the booze is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2017
A fairly clear deep amber body with a small, well lasting off-white head. Nose deep and malty with sherry, caramel and raisins. Taste is sweet with a nice balancing bitterness and a warm alcoholic burn. Soft xarbonation and full, easy drinking palate. Very good BW with nice drinkability and complex aromas.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (231) - - JAN 3, 2017
This a lot of beer with a long palet. Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club. Cheers! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TQ09 (11) - Woodland Hills, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours like a brown ale. Easy to drink and smooth. On the sweeter side. Released once a year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StevieT (1868) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2016
On tap at Bangers. This is a big complex beer, lots of flavours kick through in this bad boy, biscuit, citrus, some dried fruit. Definitely not for those who like a bland beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scarletfire65 (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2016
An older bottle at home with the wife, Caressa, and Apollo. Bought this one in Rockaway and took it with me to Chi, so its been in the fridge for about 2.5 years. Crystal clear amber pour. The nose is brown sugar, pine, burnt orange. Super smooth palate. Sweet and sugary caramelized malt, hints of whiskey, orange, vanilla. The second pour into my snifter introduces a plethora of chunky yeast sediment. A bit of old, dusty hops, and some funk on the finish. This really aged nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (358) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2016
Brown in appearance and taste. Nose is rich and with some herbs. Palate is longlasting and with sweet notrs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (335) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours clear, medium copper, brief fizzy head, slight residual lacing. Aroma - complex - in no particular order - sweet, dried figs, caramel, resiny hops, citrus pith. Taste - compared to other barley wines, less fruit and more hops. Drier on the palate then typical. First impression was a large hop presence - like a DIPA. This mellowed fairly quickly and the more subtle sweet notes and dries fruit started to emerge. There is a solid malt structure way in the background, a more noticeable hop framework, and then an array of more subtle tastes in the foreground.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2578) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, St Petersburg. Orange/brown, not too much visible carbonation and a small ring of white head. Caramel, resin, clove, orange and a bit of Robusta coffee in the aroma. The initial sweet taste turns very bitter almost immediately. Long bitter finish bordering on astringent, but theres always the sweetness of the malt underlying the flavour a bit. Biscuit and tangerine peel in the aftertaste. Interesting and certainly enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (1045) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Pours clear red-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Strong aroma of molasses, maybe a touch of char too. Full body, lightly syrupy. Long finish with a light booziness. Flavor of molasses, with a light note of piney hops that cuts the sweetness just a bit.


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