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Horn Of The Beer - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-20-2003)
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CreightonSM

New York

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-28-2014 18:13:47 | More by CreightonSM
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-25-2014 22:05:18 | More by JMS1512
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ajdemma

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-05-2014 23:26:41 | More by ajdemma
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hayesjw

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-04-2014 19:41:12 | More by hayesjw
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beertunes

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

04-02-2014 19:30:01 | More by beertunes
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-08-2014 02:12:38 | More by paulish
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-31-2014 19:33:31 | More by Falcone
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-09-2014 03:23:04 | More by JRod1969
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-30-2013 00:45:41 | More by reitzbrewing
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C_S

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-30-2013 00:41:53 | More by C_S
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-04-2013 22:01:08 | More by strongaf
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swetsastonic

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

04-30-2012 01:16:13 | More by swetsastonic
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-10-2012 18:37:26 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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adamdd

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2012 01:22:42 | More by adamdd
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza P in Dupont. Beer is dark brown with a thin lazy head, no lacing, low carbonation. Looks fine.

Aroma is sweet, fruity, prunes and malt, mild alcohol.

Beer is medium in body and sweet with lots of fruit, prunes, raisins, berries and a nice finish. It was fine and I'd have it again, decent barleywin.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2012 17:48:18 | More by drabmuh
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Travisnin

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +24%

02-25-2012 02:24:50 | More by Travisnin
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a snifter.

Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head. A bit of a collar throughout. The nose carries a really nice bouquet of fruits with some stone fruits as well as some of the darker, cherry-like variety. Caramel and brown sugar, too. The flavor added in a bit of earthy hops to go alongside some brown sugar and sweety malt. Chewy with a nice fruit presence. Pretty good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 01:31:53 | More by Thorpe429
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-22-2012 04:01:57 | More by GrindFatherBob
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CraftVA

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A – Reddish brown in color with a significant head that lingered for a while.

S – A delicious malty scent with hints of hops and spices.

T – Starts out sweet and mellows out to a hoppy, fruity finish.

M – Smooth and well carbonated

O – A very drinkable and enjoyable barleywine. It was one of the best I tasted at a Barleywine Festival, where I sampled 14 different varieties.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 23:55:53 | More by CraftVA
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap @ the Mad Fox Brewing Company (Falls Church, VA) on 2/11/12 during their 2nd Annual Barleywine Festival. Served in a small footed Pils glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with a creamy ring of white head that is maybe showing a bit more of an off-color at times. This maintains a decent richness to it, throwing up a frothy cascade that leaves back some spotty lacing. The aroma smells of caramel, brown sugar, herbal hops, and some darker fruit character. This all melds nicely together in the nose.

The taste has a lot of fruit to it (mostly dark), with a herbal and earthy feeling hop presence. Sweeter notes of caramel and brown sugar come out along the back before this finishes dry and warm with some lingering spicy alcohol on the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a pleasant feeling mellower creaminess to the carbonation. There is some warmth present from the ABV but it isn’t too intrusive and mostly just adds extra sweetness and spiciness to this.

This fell somewhere between an English and American take on the Barleywine style for me. While the nose on this was fine, I was a bit disappointed in the overall taste, as it just didn’t have a whole lot of richness to it considering the flavors that were present. This one ended up being a bit forgettable compared to some of the other ones that I tried this day.

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2012 20:24:40 | More by Kegatron
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nickd717

California

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap review dated 5/4/2009.

I "horned" this stuff the morning after the Boonville Beer Fest ("horning" means drinking in Boontling supposedly). Copper color with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, fruit, and some hops. Flavor is sweet, malty, and fruity, with caramel, earth, and some hops on the finish. Medium-full, smooth palate. Very "hornable" for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 20:58:28 | More by nickd717
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4000qtrap

Missouri

2.58/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Source/Serving: Draft

Smell: Semisweet grapes, grass, caramel. Raisins as it warms.

Taste: Sweet caramel and a little ripe plum/berry but has a slightly unsatisfactory candied edge. In the middle there is more candied ripe fruit, some brown sugar, and some spice. Faint dry caramel notes. Finish is pretty dry and bitter but has some grass as well as spice to it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2010 05:44:51 | More by 4000qtrap
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice copper color with a small white head ad good carbonation.Nose is malty, esters, hops, sweet. Taste is thinner bodied, sweet, dry, booze. Not many pronounced flavors. Mouthfeel was thin, caramel, booze. Overal worth a shot but not one of my favorite barlewywines.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2010 02:09:05 | More by barleywinefiend
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gubbt

California

4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brownish red with minimal off white head that subsides into a ring.

Nose is very malty and estery. Grape jolley rancher/raisin, plum, and sweet brown bread.

At first you get hit with candied grape and plum sweetness with toffee and bready notes. These flavor components continue into the sweet finish. The finish is rather short and mellow with minimal hop influence. Alcohol is not really noticeable. I would characterize it as fruity overall.

Palate is lighter side of heavy with minimal carbonation.

This is probably the most drinkable BW that I have had. I would say that it leans much more to the English style, without much of an alcohol presence at all. Nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 02:12:26 | More by gubbt
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pheurton

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at isaac newtown's: deep crystal-clear mahogany color topped by a small and creamy tan head. monstorously malty aroma of caramel-dipped apples and brown sugar. more subtle spruce like hoppiness underneath. sturdy medium body, lightly carbonated and chewy in the mouth. massive malt profile goes from carmelized sugar to a light fruitiness and everywhere in between. hops are there more for balancing and take on a pine resin-like quality. ABV is unnoticeable, remains qutie drinkable for a barleywine. this is a nice beer that it seems not a lot of people have gotten to try. not just a super-hopped west coast clone, this beer seems to have some unique characteristics. i would order this again with pleasure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2004 22:14:26 | More by pheurton
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Horn Of The Beer from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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