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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,749 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,749
Reviews: 1,092
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 103
Gots: 143 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2001

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Ratings: 1,749 | Reviews: 1,092
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOK: Poured from a bomber into a snifter. A rich ruby red. Smooth even colors throughout. Rich airy two-finger head.

SMELL: Aromatic. Does velvet have a smell? Sweet fruits -- plums and berries.

TASTE: Sweet without being cloying. There's a richness and a fullness to it. Mild fruit flavors up front; soft, complimentary bitterness to finish it.

FEEL: Bright. Lively. Full-bodied and luxurious.

Perfect for Xmas Eve.

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greshdoghophead
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of derkfromwi
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fox227
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smccann
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fx20736
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought Premier Gourmet March 2015. Served in a goblet at cellar temp

Look: Dark amber with off-white head that leaves a little lacing

Smell: very deep and rich red plums some dates

Taste: raspberry plum with sage like bitterness

feel: buoyant silky

overall I: really like this beer every element speaks of
quality and craftsmanship it is tasty with a great aroma and mouthfeel

Photo of Bone53
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 22 oz bomber

Appearance: Pours a beautiful mahogony with a two finger off white head

Smell: A great mixture of dark fruit, citrus fruit, and caramel malt

Taste: Caramel and toffee upfront from the malt, slight dark fruit, and a citrusy hop backbone

Mouthfeel: Full bodied; Goes down smooth for 11% abv. with a moderately bitter finish

Overall: This is one solid barleywine, but i think a couple more years would be that sweet spot with less bitterness and all the flavors molding together even better.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of xdtfx
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tedho21
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThomasJ25
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can always rely on Victory to have a great solid beer. This doesn't disappoint.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanstrum
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An interesting warming enter ale

Photo of gutbuster
4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours a dark mahogany in color. Hazy, with a spiderweb like lacing atop the glass.

Smell- Raspberry and plum dominate with a slight caramel sweetness in the background.

Taste- plum and raspberry up front and balanced well with caramel sweetness that finishes with toasted bread and pine with a hint of heat.

Feel- Creamy, slightly dry and very little carbonation.

Overall- An enjoyable barleywine that I feel holds up well against most others in this style.

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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,749 ratings.