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Highway To Ale Barleywine - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-19-2007)
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3/5  rDev -12%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

KlayWey, Jul 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ManLoveBeer, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

sia478, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Braz, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

dgherm, Nov 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

johnny29er, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

megamass, Jun 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

XnFM, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Two fingers of head on a hazy, orange/straw colored body.
The smell is lemon and barley.
The taste has a strong alcohol flavor, moderate lemon and grapefruit bitterness with a malt backbone but not really showing up strong.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A nice barleywine.

Fatehunter, Mar 22, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked it up over a year ago on one of my many road trips to Oregon. Forgot about it in back of beer fridge until now.
Poured bronze colored almost flat into my HotD tulip Small ring of foam around edge.
Smells boozy. Aroma fills the glass.
Slightly sweet up front. Malt forward. Boozy. Sips like brandy.
Very enjoyable. I liked it a lot. Will keep this one in mind.

NWer, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

jmccraney, Oct 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of harrymel
2.25/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

bottled unk

Pours copper with off white etched foam. Smells of toffee, nougat, alcohol, sweet grains, some resinous hops and pine in here too. Some vitamin smells in the nose as well. Sweet and alcoholic flavor. The alcohols are harsh and there is a profound sweetness, but as I roll over the entire mouth, there comes out an aspirin bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with low carb and a dry finish. I remember being at a tasting for Beer Valley a year or so ago and they mentioned aging this beer a full year before release (as a standard) - this did not help so far as I can tell.

harrymel, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

RoryOMoore, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

redliner8, May 09, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beat to hell bottle and immediately thought: damn, this thing can't be fresh. Which...works! Since it's a barleywine and all. My intuition paid off.

Smooth profile on this one. At first it's a bit of that chalky malty thing. But overall it's pretty smooth and nice. But I think that most of this beer's strong points are ones that were brought about with a fair amount of age. Which only came as it was a neglected beer in a cooler. What works though.

RblWthACoz, May 09, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear copperish, with a red hue when held up to the light.. No bubbles at all. No head.

S: Malty and raisins. Caramel. Raw dough.

T: Caramel at first, then bittery, then morphs into the malts, then the raisins, finishes with vanilla. Butterscotch. Marshmallow.

M: Great; period. Thick and chewy. Full. Great coat left on the tongue.

O: Not sure this has been rated so low. This is a damn fine barleywine!!!

Thanks Beership.com

gkatsoris, May 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

djaeon, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a light (for the style) amber/gold with just a thin cap of off-white head that low retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma was fairly typical, the expected rich malts with some hops (this from BV after all) tingling in the background. On the tongue, this was a fairly typical example of the style. Full malts, noticeable alcohol and the hops that these guys are for noted for.

The body was full, rich and smooth. Drinkability was good for the style. Overall, another fine brew from from the guys out in boonies of Ontario, OR. Worth trying when you see it.

beertunes, May 29, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perfumey yet harsh strong ale.

A nice amber and a nice head with long-lasting lacing in the Duvel tulip glass. Scent is rather sensational with the big hop resin. Initial taste is very full, rather sweet and tangy. Malt is big and robust, but hops take over too soon for my taste. Woody and somewhat astringent from some high hops. Bitter aftertaste more fitting to a Double IPA. The golden ale style seems less forgiving than the barley wines with more roasted flavors.

I don't find this very sippable. Seems quite winey but forces a lot of bitterness on what should be a mellower hop finish, I think. Or compare to Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, where the hops are bold yet somehow more well balanced.

mactrail, Apr 04, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy red amber and a tan foamy head with good retention and spotty lacing. Boozy, barley aroma with some floral. Bold, bittersweet flavor. A little acidic with lingering effects and a bit of an alcohol burn. Smooth, slightly tacky/sticky.

A little bit of a challenging barleywine. A lot of alpha hop acids take over for the most part. It does mellow a bit with a warmer temperature. Overall, not a bad barleywine especially if you like a lot of hops in this style.

Bfarr, Mar 05, 2011
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Highway To Ale Barleywine from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.