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Überschwein - Avery Brewing Company

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87
very good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: mothman on 03-21-2010

Unfiltered Double Dry Hopped Hog Heaven.
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1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of mothman
2.45/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Had this at 2010 Firkin Fest

This is Hog Heaven that is unfiltered and double dry hopped.

Pours no head at all. Color is a hazed orange copper.

Aroma: very sweet, hoppy, and malty. Big citrus blend. Some bready malts and caramel. Very odd. Nothing pleasing.

Taste: Weedy hops (think ditch weed). Big malt profile with caramel and citrus blended in. Not good.

Mouthfeel: Bland, dry almost, and boozy a bit. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ends dry,.

Overall, this beer is not for me. I couldn't even finish my pour. Very bad. Over-hopped in a bad way.

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.73/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not a fan of this one. Apparently it's dry hopped Hog Heaven.

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.

It does give a bite, and I do like that. Boozy though. Didn't drink the whole glass.

Photo of claytong
2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a big fan of Hog Heaven due to the fact that I prefer the English Barleywines over American style, so a double dry hopped version isn't so ideal, but I had to try it out. I think I like it better than Hog Heaven, maybe just for the name but anyways. I'd recommend trying it out while youre there.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.
The carbonation level is adequate.

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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice little surprise at Barley's Real Ale fest today. Poured from a cask.

Pungency is the name of the game here. Dank, wet smelling hops all over. Hemp, herbs, tea, citrus, and plenty of caramel to lay a base.

The taste is more of the dank, pungent hops. Lots of green herbs, hemp, thick ditch weeds, rhubarb (yeah). Its not 100% hops, there is still a malty base, but its totally secondary.

The cask has this beer drinking fairly smooth, aside from the thick resin of hop oils.

Alcohol seems to be fairly large. This beer is pretty potent at times.

Photo of Sintech
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Überschwein from Avery Brewing Company
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