Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Avery Hog Heaven Barley Wine

At McGrath's I ordered a 22-ounce bottle of Avery Hog Heaven Barley Wine. The beer has a cloudy copper color and smells sweet and fruity. The taste is sweet at first before punching your taste buds with an alcohol kick. The sweetness consists mostly of caramel, and the beer finishes very dry due to the alcohol. The alcohol content is 9.2% ABV. I very much enjoyed the Hog Heaven, but beware as the alcohol can sneak up on you quickly. However, with every sip, you are reminded of the amount of alcohol that is in the Barley Wine. This was my first Avery beer, and I look forward to trying others.

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