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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,676 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,676
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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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out amber brown and sits crimson brown in the glass with a good sized, creamy off-white head. Resiliant in form, holds it's own on top, leaving a thick lacings all around the glass.

Smells rich and malty, big citric hop influence dishing out ripe oranges, grapefruit and lemon with a dusting of pine. Sappy caramel pudding and toasty malts. Vibrant spruce up and down.

Tastes mildly sweet up front, malts come through, pushing caramel and light toffee. Mellow hop flavors of orange and grapefruit rind. Piney to the core, spicing the tongue with oily residue. Alcoholic glow in the background, shining all the way down. Aggressive bitter finish.

Smooth, creamy, silky fine carbonation and a full body.

Very inviting on all ends. I've been sitting on this bottle for about a year now, and it's still got got enough to it to impress. It's character is perfect for a spicy food pairing, curried chicken and rice all the way. Throw down for it, you won't be dissapointed.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 03:57:53 | More by Skidz
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,676 ratings.