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Whole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale - Stevens Point Brewery

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Whole Hog Barley Wine Style AleWhole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale

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76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Stevens Point Brewery visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cdkrenz on 12-01-2010)
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-15-2011 14:22:48 | More by burnheartsMKE
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Pours a ruby color with brown accents. Aroma of brown sugar and English ale yeast. In the taste, big sugary sweetness, mild caramel and even milder toffee. Very sweet and alcoholic. There is some fruitiness. A faint bitterness does little to balance this sugary sweet brew. A bit thin to be called Medium bodied, sweetness lingers with a small booze hit. Overall, decent barleywine, but nothing special.

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

From a very reasonably priced 4-pack, the first sip has me totally psyched. It's not a great looking pour into a tulip glass, with barely a half-finger of white head atop the opaque red-tinged, brown murk. Sticky lacing, with legs.

Very little in the aroma, probably just too cold. But bready, mildly floral, and of course malty in the nose, plus a grape-like, mildly acid wine character. Even after it warms, the nose remains reserved.

But in the mouth, now this is a provocative surprise. Stevens Point Brewery, for those of you not from Wisconsin, is an old-time AAL outfit, one of the oldest breweries in the US. I've never heard any of my Midwest beer friends say anything nice about SPB, so I wasn't expecting a lot from this brew. But this is right up my alley. Very sweet, like my other ENglish barley wine favorites: JW Lees Harvest Ale and Weyerbacher Insanity. The grainy biscuit flavor is what backstops the sugar-sweetness, not any bitterness. Some will call this cloying. I love it. The sweetness rounds out with an estery mossy oak. The butter/caramel is of the burnt variety. There's milk and coconut, too.

The mild to moderate carbonation is a welcome cleanser and leavener of the oily syrup feel.

I've gone back to Riley's Wines and snatched up the last two 4-packs. I'm putting them in the cellar!

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I am not a fan of Barley wines, but this one is at least tolerable (so that's saying a lot). The sweetness isn't too overpowering at any point, ditto for the booziness and bitterness, so it's a nice and balanced one. I could MAYBE buy this again. I will actually finish the 4 bottles, so there's that...

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Whole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale from Stevens Point Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.