Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +26.3%
Cousin send me this from America
This beer very good. It look red or orange. It smell very sweet and many hops. I like caramel sweetness taste in this beer. It strong but can be more strong. Cannot wait for next bottle of Avery. It will be India Pale Ale.
04-14-2010 22:57:02 | More by spiner
5/5 rDev +26.3%
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber. Left a one finger tan head with very good retention, and left some pretty good lacing down the glass. Color was a red-brown-amber, slightly hazy.
Smell - Pine, grapefruit, lemon all from the hops. Bread and caramel malt under the hops, slight hint of the high abv. But, hops are dominant.
Taste - like the nose. Hops are the dominant flavor with the aforementioned pine, grapefruits, and lemons. The counterbalance to this is a bready, caramelly malt. The hops do prevail with a pleasant, slightly drying piney bitterness, yet the malt backbone provides a hearty, strong backbone. Moreover, the high abv is entirely concealed in the taste, seriously, I could not detect it at all, there was no burning warmth, and I would not have realized its strength had it not been for both reading the label, and then the buzz that snuck up on me. This taste couldn't be more straightforward - bitter pine hops and bready malt - pleasantly bitter and satisfyingly hearty. And no, I mean none, no complexity, but don't let that fool you; maybe the seeming simplicity is this ale's complexity. Lemony tea and hearty bread in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - full, smooth, some slickness with slight pleasant drying, low carbonation.
Drinkabilty - this is delicious and satisfying, I'd definietly have another 22 oz. bomber in a session, in spite of high abv. I was going to ding this a half point down on this attribute for high abv affecting the sessionablilty of this, but I simply can't - just have water before and after, and don't drink anything else if you knock back two (or more !! ) of these !!
05-19-2006 19:36:15 | More by ultralarry2006
Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,724 ratings.