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Barkley's Sour Horn - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Barkley's Sour Horn
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 6.04%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: nickd717 on 02-17-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

beerFool28607, Aug 15, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Anderson Valley Brew Co.

Very big surprise here. A bunch of flavors all stopping in to say hi. Starts off with a nice sour note reminscent of greek yogurt. Moves on to a malty, caramel flavor. Body is surprisingly light (not in a bad way), for a BW. Next is the barrels. Delicious oak.

Not something I would buy a lot of, but it was also so damn interesting I couldn't put it down.

thejewthatbrews, May 23, 2010
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Toronado for Barleywine Fest 2010.

Pours clear reddish-amber in color with a lasting off-white head and great lacing.

Aroma is fairly tart with cherries and other fruity notes, caramel, and vinegar.

Flavor is really interesting. Not great, but good, and different. Lots of sour cherries, spice, caramel, toffee, and lots of vinegar.

Medium body for the style with mild acidity - not near the level of a sour ale but a lot for a barleywine.

Drinkability is pretty good, although the tart vinegary aspect gets to be a bit much after awhile. Crazy beer overall.

nickd717, Feb 17, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured up at the 2010 Toronado Barleywine Festival with deep copper body and tan head. It has a vinegary, sweet garden salad, buttered bread sort of aroma to go along with forehead sweat and funky body odor sourness. Interesting to say the least. The taste is modestly sour growing into a dryness into the finish with red wine grapes. I get notes like cherries mixing with a moderate level of slushy aged sweet malts leading into a dry and crisp finish. At first I didn't think I was going to like this but after a few ounces I'm really starting to enjoy it. Refreshing.

BigMcLargeHuge, Jun 13, 2010
Barkley's Sour Horn from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.