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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,561 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,561
Reviews: 1,062
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 90
Gots: 108 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2001)
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JayQue

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

What a great Barleywine!!! I am a Bigfoot fan, but I can appreciate a more balanced and complex beer as well. This one pours a dark amber/orangy cloudy color. The head is tan, small and quickly disappears into a covering of the glass. Lacing was minimal. The strengths of this beer are smell, taste and mouthfeel. The smell is very inviting - hops and citrus and just strong enough. The taste is exceptional. An initial blast of hops and grapefruit/citrus taste followed by a mild malty finish. The rough taste that a fresh Bigfoot presents can turn off the typical BMC guy. This beer presents the same initial sensation but is balanced enough for a non-hophead to enjoy as well. The mouthfeel is incredibly rich and balanced. There is no indication of the high ABV. Drinkability for a barleywine (to me) is "would you like a second one"? The answer here is a big "YES!!!"

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2006 17:51:00 | More by JayQue
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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.