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Überschwein - Avery Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered Double Dry Hopped Hog Heaven.

(Beer added by: mothman on 03-21-2010)
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at the Real Ale Festival at PP Carlsbad

Appearance is murky amber-orange hue, thing layer of off-white foam, moderate lacing

Smell is sweet hops, pine resin, grass, citrus, hints of tea, evergreen pine dominates, very hop-forward

Taste is tea leaves and pine needles, transitions to very bitter and drying hops, switches back to a tea flavor and bread malts, finishes with light bitter sweetness

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, thick resin texture, mild carbonation

Drinkability is moderate, feels more like a IPA/DIPA than an american barleywine, mostly lacking in the dark fruits and bold malt flavors, however the abv is well-masked and this is deilcious regardless of style

Stoneman78, Jun 25, 2008
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Creamy first note, just before the onslaught of hop flavor hit me. Huge hop flavor...quite sticky with a massive amount of decadent pink grapefruit hop syrup. Believe it or not, noticeable malt presence...almost smoke-like.

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Had this on tap at Three Floyds--
Reviewed from notes.

This is a hazy golden tinted orange color with copper and amber hints and an off white head. Huge thick sheets and rings of lacing.
This smells a lot like the regular Hog Heaven to me. There is a noticeable hoppiness, but not as much as I was really expecting. The smell and taste are like a lot of regular barleywines these days, and while that isn't a bad thing, it isn't what I was hoping for with this being a special release double dry-hopped monster that it was touted.
The serving temp seemed a bit cold, so I was hoping it would open up as it warmed...
This one is much thicker than the regular Hog Heaven. A lot more oily. Coats the teeth and strips your enamel off faster than a school of piranha on a cow. All the regular and expected smells and flavors are there-- sweet bready and caramel malts and citrus/herbal/floral hops.
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This is quite delicious, but it isn't what I was hoping for. Not extremely challenging or complicated, but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Orange/amber/golden pour. Hazy. Some particulates are floating around, too. Head is weak. Would look really nice if it were more than 1/4 finger.

Aroma is hoppy. Wet grass just buries any malt that could have made it. Kinda Saison-esque with the musk.

Yeah, taste just isn't quite there. I think the hops were dried out or something. Twigs and hay scratchiness. Kind of like a bourbon-corn-dryness thing. Malt is not present to me.

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Überschwein from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.