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Beer Valley Highway To Ale Barley Wine

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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Highway To Ale Barleywine is a celebration of the pioneering spirit and long tradition of brewing in the great state of Oregon. Aged in the bottle before it is released, Highway To Ale is rich in malt character with a unique blend of floral hops in the finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2014
On Tap at Taphouse, Boise Murky hazy golden. Rather Hef looking actually. Big thick fluffy off white head, Lots of mig sweet maltiness. A bit under hopped maybe but rich and smooth and tasty,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7607) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle picked up at Beers of Europe, consumed at Isobel’s, Saturday 11th October 2014 Pours a gloomy looking mid murky brown. Thick and a little syrupy in mouth. Really surprised with this as it is hugely bitter, the bitterness having a hard and quite harsh edge which contrasts quite sharply with the heavy sweetness. Likeable beer but glad I was able to share with dad and Baz. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"this beer look and played the part of a prototypical barleywine. but while it had all the elements, it was not as great as the sum of it’s part. caramel malt, hops, slight alcohol presence...check, check, check. decent, but nothing stood out, and the body was average. for the price, i’ll pass."

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3753) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting. Pours a clear light amber color. Nose has some slight booze on there with a fair amount of caramel coming off it. Taste has some slight caramel sweetness to it, and felt pretty light to me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4057) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Bronze with a medium head. Clear appearance and malty with a trace of hops in the background. Powerful presence of alcohol. An excellent beer that demands respect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6675) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter carbonated finish and a little alcohol burn. Not as sweet as most BWs.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angel77 (1046) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
Botella de 66 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. cuerpo medio alto con 10 vol bastante notables, aun así se bebe bastante bien. Sabores tostados y quemados dominando los toques dulces. Buena, pero esperaba algo mas.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6260) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Biggish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Resiny caramelly biscuity aroma with citric spicy wooden notes. Dry-sweet resiny caramelly spicy taste with bubble gum and wood notes. Mid-to-full body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry resiny pine needle and wax aftertaste with caramelly wooden spicy notes. Nice, drinkable, but perhaps a little bit old. (0.65l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
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. Serving type: bottle 08-10-2012

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3406) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On draft at Tap 25. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is strong with floral hops, nice apricot notes and light caramel/toffee maltiness. The flavor has more floral hops, apricots and alcohol. The body is pretty full, but surprisingly not thick or syrupy. Low caramel maltiness. Usually I call out IIPA’s for being to much like a barley wine, but this is a barley wine that almost resembles a IIPA. I enjoyed this one.


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