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Anderson Valley Horn of the Beer Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
A full bodied, stunning ale offers a rich and complex aroma of spices, hops, fruit, and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
On tap @ Haven Gastropub. Copper/burnt orange pour with an off-white head. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, raisin, and plum. A rather intense piney, herbal hop aroma, too. A bit of candied orange peel. Flavor is sweet caramel and brown sugar. Lots of dark fruit and pine. Somewhat resinous and bitter, despite the sweetness. Light alcohol, orange, and toast. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Tap at The University of Beer in Davis, CA. Pours dark copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is not very brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is unexpected. It’s dryish, woody, astringent, darkish fruit, lightly spicy. Far from the typical sugar bomb barley wine. Goes towards a touch of phenol? No heat. Very different barley wine. Good drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1247) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a dark amber with thick head. Has a faint grape and dark fruit aroma. Taste is lighter than most barely wines, but still distinct with dark fruits, caramel and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3100) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
The aroma is fruit, candy, bread. The appearance is dep amber, of white head The flavor is fruit, candy, bread. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Medium in body. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
A copper copper amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt vinous notes, treacle, musty character, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with vinous notes, candy sugar, tropical fruits, OK. On tap at Rattle N Hum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (5063) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
Draught @ Rattle & Hum, NYC. Pours clear dark ruby with small off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel and alcohol. Bitter, hoppy onset, giving way to malty and caramellish touches. Boozy finish with a fruity touch. OK but not the best BW I have ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Anderson Valley beers tend to have something a little different about them. This Horn of the Beer is a thinner, drier barleywine, that still offers complexity and range. Aromas of alcohol, rocket fuel, caramel and resin--assertive. clear burnt umber with thick tan head. light on the tongue. flavor has the hop sharp, strong bitter note, bourbon & almost coffee. it demands slow sipping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Thick flavors rich with malt and hops the high alcohol will catch you off guard if not careful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnoel09 (582) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Sampler at the tasting room. Mild aroma of dark fruit. Flavor is predominantly raisins with some molasses. Very smooth palate with mild flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a snifter. Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head. A bit of a collar throughout. The nose carries a really nice bouquet of fruits with some stone fruits as well as some of the darker, cherry-like variety. Caramel and brown sugar, too. The flavor added in a bit of earthy hops to go alongside some brown sugar and sweety malt. Chewy with a nice fruit presence. Pretty good brew.

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