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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,697 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,697
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 47
Gots: 129 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by Trappissed:
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Trappissed

California

4.58/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It does have that familiar Barley Wine aroma and taste. However, this is insanely smooth and tasty. Great nose, very sweet smelling with citrus and mixed fruits. Caramel. Flavor is not as sweet as expected, which is a good thing. Great malty taste, with just enough bittering hops to even things out. Getting a lot of that sweet caramel with some hints of citrus.

I actually lost much faith in Avery after the last few offerings I've had, were found to be sub-par. This beer is among the best Barley Wines I've ever had. I have a hard time giving this any 5's though, because no aspects really blew me away(aside from Drinkability). Taste is great, but missing some sort of umph! Perhaps even a little muted.

Drinkability is the only 5 for me, simply due to the fact that this goes down very easy. Would never know this is 9%+. This Barley Wine is very approachable and I would recommend it to someone who has never tried this genre of beer.

Additional notes from 11/28/09 tasting:

I think this one may be more fresh than the previous time I had this. Tastes and smells much more like a DIPA. Really hoppy. The malt is still there, but it is now in the background. Lots of citrus and pine. Still very good, but the first time was much better.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 05:08:51 | More by Trappissed
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Acquired the beer... Poured the beer... Drank the beer... Reviewed the beer...

Wasn't horrible, or I wouldn't have even bothered to review it...

Please read the full review "When Pigs Fly: Hog Heaven" here ---> http://bit.ly/1qFJUvE

Cheers - Respect Beer!!

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T: Dark caramel. Pine tar. Alcohol.

M: medium carbonation. Big body like Kate Upton.

O: decent barley wine. Drier than I anticipated. Good flavor. Big bitterness. Would have rated higher but the bitter lingers too long turning into an almost unpleasant flavor. Not to shy away, though.

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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,697 ratings.