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Samael's Ale - Avery Brewing Company

Samael's AleSamael's Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

984 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.95%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  16.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
A super-caramelly, oak-aged strong English-style ale, brewed with Columbus, Fuggels hops and two-row barley, caramel 150L malt.

2007: 14.50% (Batch #3)
2008: 15.53% (Batch #4)
2009: 16.45% (Batch #5)
2010: 15.82% (Batch #6)
2011: 15.31% (Batch #7)
2012: 15.47% (Batch #8)
2013: 16.90% (Batch #9)

(Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 06-24-2005)
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LtCracker20

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #3. Bottled April 2007. 14.9% ABV. Let's see what four years in the bottle did for this.

A- Pours a deep rich murky mahogany with a good amount of floaties in there. Surprised by the creamy 2-finger head., but it doesn't last for too long, but falls to a decent thin cap that remains. Small amount of lace going on.

S- Rich caramal, toffee, and sweet dark fruits that come right out and get you. A slight alchoholic whiff in the back end of the aroma, but not enough to tip off the big ABV. Very sweet.

T- Very, very sweet. A lot of the caramel and toffee flavors up front, but then the dark fruits pop up, and a little metallic flavor towards the end. I'm suprised how well they keep the ABV hidden. Nice job, now only if they could cut back the sweetness a little.

MF- Big and creamy. This is a very rich and flavorful beer that's only big downfall is how out of balance it is with the sweetness, but on the other hand, with this big of an ABV, it's almost understandable...Almost.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 23:20:39 | More by LtCracker20
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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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