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Hog Heaven Barley Wine - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,723 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,723
Reviews: 878
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 49
Gots: 139 | 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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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.

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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 !!

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Hog Heaven Barley Wine from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,723 ratings.