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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

(view ratings)
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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spoots

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

[I'm new to barley wines, so forgive me if I struggle with the lexicon in this review.]

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Lots of lacing on this one, smallish head--less than one finger in height. Head is short lived.

Appearance is very appealing. Somewhat cloudy, lovely brownish color with a slight halo effect due to its density.

This beer smells powerful and robust. As a scotch drinker, I appreciate the alcohol-forward nose, and there is a distinct burnt wood aroma coming through, along with a carmel scent that is most appealing.

I drank this beer over a 30-minute span and the taste improved significantly as the beer warmed to room temp. Good balance between hops and malt, with that caramel flavor front and center throughout the sampling.

Mouthfeel is neutral. Nothing + or - about it.

This is a really superb beer and I enjoyed it as much as anything I've drunk all winter--which is saying something considering some of the extraordinary beers available this year. For goodness' sake, buy some while you can!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2006 04:15:47 | More by spoots
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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,561 ratings.