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Samael's Ale - Avery Brewing Company

Samael's AleSamael's Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

983 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 983
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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brentk56

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2.83/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber color; the head fizzes away like soda, leaving no lacing and the carbonation is virtually nil

Smell: Paint thinner

Taste: Starts out with a sweet caramel flavor that just gets sweeter through to the finish; elements of vanilla, bourbon and oak

Mouthfeel: Thick and flat

Drinkability: A tough one to consume; I don't mind sweet beers as much as some but this one lacks complexity

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 00:47:38 | More by brentk56
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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.