Samael's Ale - Avery Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,123 | Reviews: 582 | Display Reviews Only:
4.26/5 rDev +9.5%
On tap at Houghs
Appearance: Dark amber color with a red tent. Looks awesome
Smell: Caramel, cherry, plum, woody
Taste: Very sweet upfront, but not cloying to me. Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak
Mouthfeel: Thick and oily body; Smooth with light carbonation and bitterness, especially approaching 17% abv.
Overall: As the guy before me mentioned, I find this one to be rated fairly low. I see how people could find this a little too sweet, but there are plenty flavors to be savored underneath the sweetness. This is the strongest beer I've had and expected it to be boozier. I had no problem finishing the 12 oz snifter. I was pleased with this one. Good job Avery!
08-02-2014 05:43:25 | More by Bone53
4.55/5 rDev +17%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a dogfish head goblet.
Pours a deep amber with a reddish hint. Little head that dissipates quickly.
Smells sweet, with hints fruit and wood.
Tastes sweet with Caramel, fruit, plums notes. Hints of wood, and brandy flavors. It has a lite alcohol after bite.
Flows slightly slurpy across the pallet. Very light carbonation.
I really enjoyed this beer. I was actually surprised to see its ratings here as I think they are low. It is a sweet beer and that my be surprising for some, but along with the sweet it has strong and layered flavors.
07-22-2014 03:48:37 | More by Abe_Froman
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.
A: Pours a reddish brown with minimal one finger head.
S: Bourbon, caramel, butterscotch, and vanilla.
T: Follows the nose fairly closely. Very sweet with no hops to be found.
M: Thick with an almost syrup quality to it.
O: Tasty brew but tends a bit sweet for my palette. The addition of some more hops would be welcome here.
07-18-2014 01:53:06 | More by richj1970
Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.