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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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mmcave

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bad boy at Sams. 12oz bottle, brewed may 2006, batch 2, O.G.1.135.
Poured straight down the center of the glass into a nonic the head is rather tight, sits an inch thick with good retention and slight lacing. The body is a deep slightly hazy reddish orange. Smells of sweet malt, lots of esters (tropical fruity) some banana, candies pear, plum, port like scents, sugar, and little cinnamon. Alcohol is present, but not over powering. The hops are a little over overwhelmed in the nose. The taste, sweet rich body with nice carbonation to keep it from being too syrupy, the hops come out in the middle with a little bitterness and some alcohol warmth to finish. The oak can be experience much more as it worms up, very slight but nice nuance. This is a tasty barley wine, approachable, but definitely not for the faint of heart. A Syrupy sweet, yet complex punch in the face. Try it for crap sake.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2007 21:04:36 | More by mmcave
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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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