Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Stone BELGO Old Guardian

The Belgo version of Stone's Old Guardian is part of Stone's Odd Beers for Odd Years Series

Old Guardian poured a deep, orange amber color with a thumb width, off white head.  The nose is deep with rich malt, sugar and a few yeasty notes. The body is a little thin for a barleywine with a juicy mouthfeel. A malty sweetness dominates the body with some underlying hops that are barely able to peak through. The finish is dry with a light, lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is an average-above average beer that I was expecting more from. While easy to drink, it is unbalanced, needing a little bit of restraint when it comes to the sweetness.

2 comments:

ryan said...

Wow, big fan of Stone but can't say I've ever had this one. Definitely going to have to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

ryan said...

It's ok if it didn't live up to par though, they've set the bar pretty high for themselves.