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Old Horizontal - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,642 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,642
Reviews: 1,068
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 95
Gots: 115 | 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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The nose starts fruity, not what I expected from a barleywine-like malt beverage. Apricots and oranges touch the nose with a creamy Pina Colada tropical scent. Hints of bourbon and oak accompany barley and liquor.

The flavor is a bit boozy but it's easy to distinguish the fruitiness. Apricot prevails with a bit of orange. The coconut of the barrel comes across the palate as a Pina Colada. Light bourbon and oak mix with barley grain and wine like alcohols. Hints of caramel and toffee come near the finish.

Overall, this is a bit unorthodox but exceedingly interesting and decadently different.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of pine hops and malt
Head huge (7 cm), off white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm ring and layer
Lacing good – partial rings and stalactites
Body deep reddish amber, clear
Flavor malty, somewhat sweet, ending with a hint of hops; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.25, Overall 4.25
One of the better barley wines, good flavor of malt with some hops bitterness, no alcohol up front.

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Old Horizontal from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.