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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

Hog Heaven Barley WineHog Heaven Barley Wine

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89
very good

1,589 Ratings
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Ratings: 1589
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 mpyle:
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mpyle

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reddish amber color and good clarity. Medium head, slightly off-white in color. Very moussy and creamy with excellent retention.

Alcohol and piney/citrusy American hop aroma. Hop aroma absolutely dominates, which makes the aroma a bit too one dimensional for the style.

Malt dominated by alcohol/hop bitterness. Hop bitterness is a bit coarse. Strong malt presence is perceived, but lost behind the hops in the flavor. Again, a bit one dimensional. Finishes moderately dry and bitter.

Med-full body, and medium carbonation. Alcohol warming well controlled but evident, and entirely appropriate for the style. A bit of astringency from the hops detracts from the mouthfeel.

Lacks any semblance of balance. Too hoppy and/or overly attenuated. Needs to taste better to drink a high ABV beer from a 22 oz bottle. I paid decent $$ for it, though, so I'll choke it down (and then pass out).

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2007 02:18:40 | More by mpyle
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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.
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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,589 ratings.