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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale - Flying Dog Brewery

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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style AleHorn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,154 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 1,154
Reviews: 803
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 51
Gots: 59 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-06-2002)
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scotvega18

New York

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Southern Tier tulip

A - The color is really nice, somewhere between a clear ruby read and brown, much clearer than expected. I poured it with a finger or two of head, but it quickly faded. Lacing is alright though.

S - Dark Fruit and raisin, and grape bubble gum. A touch of alcohol and an odd smokey or roasty character that is faint but definitely present.

T - At the front it is all dark fruit sweetness, big and bold and takes forever to fade, but on the tail end is the alcohol. It warms as it goes down and leave more of the bitter smokiness behind. Still cant put my finger on what it is, but kind of reminds me of Cranberry or Craisins.... I have never tasted that in a beer before.

M - The Carbonation is fine and the alcohol is clearly present. That sets this apart though is the stickiness that it leaves. I love when it feels like you need to brush your teeth after a beer and this fulfills that and more.

Notes - As an introduction to this style, I am not sure how good of a beginner this one is, but I don't dislike it. I think the alcohol is masking a lot of the sweetness that this style should have and may do very well with age. I bought a four pack and will be saving the rest of them.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 22:42:55 | More by scotvega18
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Horn Dog Barley Wine Style Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
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