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Samael's Ale - Avery Brewing Company

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Samael's AleSamael's Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 602
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 72
Gots: 320 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  16.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ommegangpbr on 06-24-2005

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: Ratings & Reviews
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This is an '06 bottle as stated on the label, poured into a snifter.

Nice-looking dark copper-coloured beer with a thin head which doesn't really go away but doesn't leave a lot of lace either.

The smell is immediately sweet and boozy, almost like 32 proof Lyle's Golden Syrup. Plenty of dark/dried fruits in the nose - currants, raisins and sultanas.

Big hit of alcohol on the tongue, bags of sweetness, more of that golden syrup flavour, maybe some cherries? It's quite a taste bomb. More dark fruit here, only now it tastes like it's been soaked in brandy. It's hard not to overstate the alcohol presence.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy, slightly oily and slick, not much carbonation.

Avery have done a fantastic job on this beer but it's definitely a sipping beer. I wouldn't want to tackle a bottle of it on my own at one sitting, not without company to share it with.

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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.