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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,677 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,677
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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hoplover82

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4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

First impression is that it pours a marvelous mahogony ... a hazy dark orangy hue. Beautiful!

And the aroma... HOPS! Citrus hops if drunk at the right temperature (about 50 degrees) The hops won't come out if it's too cold. They don't like the cold. And I smell... I smell.... plums! Plums it is. Wow.

This is sensationaly smooth. No alcohol sting at all. That's impressive in a Barleywine.

The head is tan and it likes to linger despite it's smallness. Caramel wofts well. Lovely lacing is left from the head.

Taste is remenicence of a dark fruit I can't put my finger on. Hmmmm. I want to say pinnapples. It leaves a heavenly bitterness that lingers well.

The mouthfeel is outstanding, full bodied.

A great beer indeed. My second favorite Barleywine hands down (next to Saint Arnolds' Divine #6) I love this great beer. Thanks again Avery!

The Lord bless the hop harvest.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 20:18:57 | More by hoplover82
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.