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Deviation - Avery Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 1
Avg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ccrida on 03-13-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 1 | Hads: 1
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3.88/5  rDev n/a
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.

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Deviation from Avery Brewing Company
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