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Stone Brewing Co.

Stone Brewing Co.
- 2013 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

Stone Brewing Co.
- 2013 Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale

Category: American Style Barley Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.6%
Lustrous copper orange color with a manila mousse. Attractive aromas of apricot pastry, exotic peppercorns, pine, and grapefruit chutney with a supple, fruity full body and a long, chewy pine resin, grilled kumquat, nut brittle, vanilla, and rapini finish. A delicious, textbook example of a West Coast, hop-driven barleywine.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy, Malty & Hoppy
Aroma Aroma: Attractive
Taste Flavor: long, chewy pine resin, grilled kumquat, nut brittle, vanilla, and rapini
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Italian Beef, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, textbook example of a West Coast, hop-driven barleywine.
The Producer

Stone Brewing Co.

The Producer
1999 W. Citracado Pkwy
Escondido, CA 92029
USA
1 760-471-4999
American Style Barley Wine
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Traditional barley wines range from golden copper to dark brown in color and are around 8-13% in alcohol. They are characterized by extravagant caramel malt flavors and bitter hops that prevent their malt sweetness from being cloying. Rich and viscous, the most complex manifestations of the style have wine-like flavor profiles, with just a hint of sweetness. These brews are popular among US craft brewers, especially as winter specialties. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine Style Ale, Rogue XS Old Crustacean, Fish 102 Barley Wine Ale and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale.
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American Style Barley Wine