Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by KajII:
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
[Best served in a Snifter]
The pour was a clear cherry brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that receded down to a few puddles and a large collar, which did produce excellent sheeting of lacing.
The aroma was mildly sweet of a toasted caramel malt, grassy hops and a doughy yeast with notes of citrus (grapefruit), dark fruit (plums and figs), caramel and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was powerful to say the least, with a strong malty caramel sweetness that lasted only seconds before being overshadowed by an intense hoppy bitterness along with hints of dark fruit, citrus peel and a big alcohol presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a decently long time proceeding the swallow with a bold bitter alcohol warming taste left to linger on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a strong dry texture and a tickly carbonation.
Overall a very intensely flavorful brew, sweet yet hoppy, bitter yet smooth, a beer in a class of its own, truly a hop heads dream Barleywine...
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2012 20:51:08 | More by KajII
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Hog Heaven pours a moderate sized, thick and creamy, tan colored head that has great retention and leaves heavy lacing. Body is a pretty clear brown/peach color. Smells of earthy hops, caramel and toasty malt, and musty citrus rind.
Taste starts with sweet malt, then orange rind with a touch a grapefruit, next is piney hops with burnt caramel malts. Has a grapefruit and dank hop finish which both linger in the aftertaste along with more citrus rind. Feel is average with high carbonation for the style, a little creamy and pretty chewy.
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2014 21:31:57 | More by JG-90
Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,674 ratings.