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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

1,123 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,123
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 14.65%
Wants: 66
Gots: 268 | FT: 17
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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Berls_McSquirrels

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-06-2014 22:37:46 | More by Berls_McSquirrels
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-06-2014 19:05:27 | More by Sludgeman
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-04-2014 20:07:55 | More by MickeyMonk
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

08-03-2014 01:41:11 | More by kvgomps
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Bone53

Pennsylvania

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
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Evango

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-02-2014 00:26:53 | More by Evango
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

2/5  rDev -48.6%

08-01-2014 12:52:16 | More by Biff_Tannen
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lpotter

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-30-2014 13:25:46 | More by lpotter
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GRap

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-26-2014 21:09:27 | More by GRap
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Rymish

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-26-2014 06:08:20 | More by Rymish
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-25-2014 16:03:48 | More by ToadiesForCody
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Oakhtar

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-24-2014 02:48:36 | More by Oakhtar
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chefbigjon

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2014 02:18:52 | More by chefbigjon
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scottstone

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-23-2014 01:48:14 | More by scottstone
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Abe_Froman

Texas

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
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-19-2014 05:00:00 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-19-2014 02:13:59 | More by KeyWestGator
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richj1970

Alabama

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
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jal_005


3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2014 23:00:16 | More by jal_005
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MattSharpless

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-17-2014 12:09:31 | More by MattSharpless
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-16-2014 23:57:58 | More by BrewmanCapote
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Kelpie17

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

07-15-2014 16:30:30 | More by Kelpie17
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-14-2014 00:07:50 | More by curlybird
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-13-2014 16:28:26 | More by waddellc2
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-13-2014 02:47:44 | More by zestar
Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,123 ratings.