Deviation - Avery Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deviation is a four-barrel one-off of the Salvation recipe, fermented with a lager yeast (the brewers at the pub I chatted with weren't sure which strain off hand). Served in a small nonic on draught at Avery's tasting room, Deviation is a cloudy pale gold with a medium sized white head that leaves heavy lace.
Smell is soft, this is a lager served on the colder side of course, grainy, some sugar, perhaps a touch of wheat. Also a whiff of alcohol.
Taste is pretty average strong lager, grainy but on the cleaner side, with a strong alcohol presence. Pretty good, but really lacking complexity compared to the Belgian yeast version, making the ABV seem a bit vulgar.
Mouthfeel is dry and a bit crisp, although make no mistake, it takes a lot of sugars for a beer this big. Still, it has a medium-light body.
Drinkability is good for a strong lager, but I can't help but constantly compare this to Salvation, in which case it is pretty much sub par in all regards.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2008 23:34:46 | More by ccrida
Deviation from Avery Brewing Company
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