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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,679 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,679
Reviews: 876
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 45
Gots: 127 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This dangerously drinkable garnet beauty is a hop lover’s delight. The intense dry-hop nose and the alcohol content are perfectly balanced for a caramel candy-like malt finish. This is a serious beer for serious beer afficianados and it only gets better with age. Cellarable for 3 years.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-05-2002)
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Aaron_Ramson

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3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased this along with Aleworks Old Numbskull for a beer club barleywine party. While better than some of the competition, I wasn't 'wow'ed by this. The hop bitterness seemed to actually detract from the dark, rich flavors instead of complement them. While still tasty, the clashing flavors don't do justice to how good this could have been. Maybe a different variety of hops? Fuggle or Goldings, maybe something less aggressive. I feel that this may have been a young bottle. Curious to think what a cellared bottle would mature into....

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 21:49:47 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.