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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

1,147 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 1,147
Reviews: 584
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 14.69%
Wants: 71
Gots: 277 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Sludgeman, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MickeyMonk, Aug 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

kvgomps, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Bone53
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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!

Bone53, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Evango, Aug 02, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.5%

Biff_Tannen, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

lpotter, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

GRap, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Rymish, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ToadiesForCody, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Oakhtar, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

chefbigjon, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

scottstone, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Abe_Froman
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Abe_Froman, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KeyWestGator, Jul 19, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

richj1970, Jul 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jal_005, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

MattSharpless, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

BrewmanCapote, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Kelpie17, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

curlybird, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

waddellc2, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

moedot, Jul 13, 2014
Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,147 ratings.