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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

Hog Heaven Barley WineHog Heaven Barley Wine

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,592 Ratings
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Ratings: 1592
Reviews: 872
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%


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 beerceller99:
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beerceller99

Louisiana

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. Pours a two tone copper red and orange color with a slight head. Lightly carbonated. Reeks of peaches, apricots, floral hops, and alcohol. A big malty sweetness dominates the flavor- the medium body holds the flavors nicely and makes it highly drinkable. Finishes with a big floral hop and alcohol bite.

A great brew, too bad I only have two bottles of this left in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2004 22:42:17 | More by beerceller99
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Poured into a snifter at ca 45F.
A - Pours an amber color with a single finger of head that slowly gives way to a light lacing.
S - Smells mostly of hops, with a slight amount of ester overtone.
T - Very hop forward with a slight amount of apple/ester in the background.
M - Light bodied for a barley wine with the typical modest amount of carbonation.
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A nice glowing orange to red ruby hue, and nearly crystal clear. Head is off tan to white and super creamy in appearance. Not much retention but also a nice creamy thick collar and bright shiny top on the glass. Good looking beer.

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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,592 ratings.