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Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« on: April 29, 2011, 01:13:58 PM »
My palate is not yet honed to pick out different flavors (I'm not sophisticated, okay?). The one I tried reminded me of hoppy diesel fuel. It wasn't my thing.
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Re: Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 03:24:26 PM »
Back in 2008 I bought a case of it. It had to cellar a couple years before my palate began to accept it. Now there's only a couple bottles left.  :-[
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Re: Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 09:01:21 AM »
Back in 2008 I bought a case of it. It had to cellar a couple years before my palate began to accept it. Now there's only a couple bottles left.  :-[
Thanks Euge.That helps me understand where I took a wrong turn.
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Re: Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 09:08:24 AM »
This is a beer style that benefits from cellar aging in the bottle. The older the it gets the more oxidation and aging effects which lends smoothness or an aged character. I like to cellar them for a year or two at a minimum. Some folks like them fresh but they are sharper in character. YMMV
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Re: Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2011, 09:58:33 AM »
Can you buy this in smaller than 22-oz bombers?
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Re: Lagunitas Gnarlywine
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 10:01:46 AM »
Can you buy this in smaller than 22-oz bombers?
No, it used to come in 12 oz bottles too, but now only in 22oz.
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