Highway To Ale Barleywine | Beer Valley Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beer Valley Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
beervalleybrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 12-19-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
For Trade:
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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle from brewery. Pours out a nice orange/ruby/amber hued body, with small foamy head. Lots of sweet malt in the aroma, taste is more sweet malt, molasses, vanilla and some instant alcohol warmth. Pretty accessible for the style.

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Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of KlayWey
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of SeaAle
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ManLoveBeer
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of sia478
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Braz
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of johnny29er
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of XnFM
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Two fingers of head on a hazy, orange/straw colored body.
The smell is lemon and barley.
The taste has a strong alcohol flavor, moderate lemon and grapefruit bitterness with a malt backbone but not really showing up strong.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
A nice barleywine.

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Photo of NWer
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked it up over a year ago on one of my many road trips to Oregon. Forgot about it in back of beer fridge until now.
Poured bronze colored almost flat into my HotD tulip Small ring of foam around edge.
Smells boozy. Aroma fills the glass.
Slightly sweet up front. Malt forward. Boozy. Sips like brandy.
Very enjoyable. I liked it a lot. Will keep this one in mind.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of harrymel
2.3/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

bottled unk

Pours copper with off white etched foam. Smells of toffee, nougat, alcohol, sweet grains, some resinous hops and pine in here too. Some vitamin smells in the nose as well. Sweet and alcoholic flavor. The alcohols are harsh and there is a profound sweetness, but as I roll over the entire mouth, there comes out an aspirin bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with low carb and a dry finish. I remember being at a tasting for Beer Valley a year or so ago and they mentioned aging this beer a full year before release (as a standard) - this did not help so far as I can tell.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beat to hell bottle and immediately thought: damn, this thing can't be fresh. Which...works! Since it's a barleywine and all. My intuition paid off.

Smooth profile on this one. At first it's a bit of that chalky malty thing. But overall it's pretty smooth and nice. But I think that most of this beer's strong points are ones that were brought about with a fair amount of age. Which only came as it was a neglected beer in a cooler. What works though.

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Photo of gkatsoris
4.05/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear copperish, with a red hue when held up to the light.. No bubbles at all. No head.

S: Malty and raisins. Caramel. Raw dough.

T: Caramel at first, then bittery, then morphs into the malts, then the raisins, finishes with vanilla. Butterscotch. Marshmallow.

M: Great; period. Thick and chewy. Full. Great coat left on the tongue.

O: Not sure this has been rated so low. This is a damn fine barleywine!!!

Thanks Beership.com

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Photo of NickMunford
2/5  rDev -41.9%

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Highway To Ale Barleywine from Beer Valley Brewing Co.
3.44 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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