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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Nice deep amber color, not much carbonation or lacing. Quite malty up front and sweet. Caramel malt flavors, very sticky. Hops come through right toward the end, but I’d like more of them. A bit watery and thin, surprising for a barleywine. Good but not great.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3487) - 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 (3875) - 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 (6337) - 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 (787) - 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 (6139) - 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 (1478) - 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 (3118) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4538) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
light fruit aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, hoppy fruit finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1036) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Light red color, good carbonation. Even better lacing and head. Aromas of strawberry and floral hops. Slightly thin body but very workable. Well hidden ABV. Solid BW

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eros47 (49) - Huntington Park, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
Pours a murky light red with a beige like head. Tight bubbles with light carbonation. Aromas consist of licorice, dark cherries, and plums. Tastes like it smells. Left my snifter with tons of lacing. Great brew.


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