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Highway To Ale Barleywine - Beer Valley Brewing Co.

Highway To Ale BarleywineHighway To Ale Barleywine

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.2%


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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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 23:34:05 | More by Fatehunter
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3/5  rDev -12.3%

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ManLoveBeer

Florida

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dgherm

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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johnny29er

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

06-07-2013 05:06:54 | More by megamass
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XnFM

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

04-19-2013 05:41:59 | More by XnFM
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NWer

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2013 02:58:26 | More by NWer
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

10-06-2012 04:40:09 | More by jmccraney
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beerpadawan

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-26-2012 22:57:33 | More by beerpadawan
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-21-2012 21:28:26 | More by t0rin0
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harrymel

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -34.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 06:16:20 | More by harrymel
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-05-2012 04:59:55 | More by RoryOMoore
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redliner8

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-09-2012 14:30:15 | More by redliner8
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 05:33:33 | More by RblWthACoz
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gkatsoris


4.05/5  rDev +18.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 01:21:38 | More by gkatsoris
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djaeon

California

2/5  rDev -41.5%

01-22-2012 21:32:55 | More by djaeon
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Travisnin

Idaho

4/5  rDev +17%

11-14-2011 16:08:45 | More by Travisnin
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beertunes

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 07:53:23 | More by beertunes
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mactrail

California

3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 03:42:01 | More by mactrail
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Bfarr

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 01:11:10 | More by Bfarr
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Gobzilla

California

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very murky amber brown in color with yellow highlights that had a thin head and left very little lacing sticking to the glass. The arom was big on the caramel but was able to detect sweetness from the malts mild toffee and faint hop notes. The taste was also dominated by the caramel but was really malty with hop character that was more apparent on the palate. The brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, malty, and slight bitter finish. It drank good but was just an average Bwine.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 09:20:07 | More by Gobzilla
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zeff80

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a cloudy, orange amber color with a one-finger, pillowy white head of foam. Not much the the way of lacing.

S - It smelled of sweet malt. There wasn't much else.

T - A fairly sweet malty flavor with notes of caramel and toffee. There is a very mild bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A medium bodied ale.

D - This is a good but not great barleywine. It is very mild and lacks much bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2010 01:26:35 | More by zeff80
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Highway To Ale Barleywine from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
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