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Samael's Ale - Avery Brewing Company

Samael's AleSamael's Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

985 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 985
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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aeminter

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Amber brown with an off white head about one finger thick with good lacing

S - Alcohol (brandy or port), dried stone fruit, raisins, figs no noticeable hop presence.

T/M - Thick, malty sweet and intense. Wow. Very complex with port like characteristics...dried fruit and slight licorice flavors are most noticeable. Very nice alcohol warming effect. This beer needs to be sipped and chewed.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2009 03:57:33 | More by aeminter
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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.