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Überschwein - Avery Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 17.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

t0rin0, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

acurtis, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +2.3%

MarkyMOD, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of mothman
2.42/5  rDev -38.1%
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.

mothman, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.7/5  rDev -30.9%
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.

Mebuzzard, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Some old notes from the Bistro 8th Annual Double IPA fest, yup, an Imperial Red at the DIPAfest. And it fit in nicely.

Beautiful mahogany and ruby red appearance. Very professional looking. Good aroma, woodsy, I wrote that I was imagining redwoods and moss.

Taste, simply right up there with Lagunitas Imperial Reds. Hoppy as hell, with that coupling red malt. Tiny bit of sweetness along with it. Grows with you, doesn't become earthy heavy like so many big red ales. Drinkable, a good change of pace.

Beerandraiderfan, Feb 11, 2010
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Rhettroactive, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

LoveStout, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of mynie
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Listed at 10% ABV.

Guest tap at the 3 Floyds brewpub. The menu said this was the most intense beer on the list---making it stronger even than Dreadnaught--and, well, since I'm not a Mary I decided to give it a try.

Pours like a barley wine. Dark gold, medium cloudy, with a head that's pretty big, considering the strength of the beer.

Smells intense, more herbal than hoppy. At first it was like I had stuck my nose into a bag of marijuana (it's been a few years though, so my memory may be a little off), and then as it got warmer it took on more an oreganoish aroma, along with heavy waves of sour citrus.

Tastes like straight hops. Never before have I come across a barley wine wherein the barley was virtually nonexistent--and really since I'm normally not a huge fan of barleywines that's not a bad thing. All you got, all throughout, are big, heavy, herbal hops.

mynie, May 14, 2010
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Todd, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of rye726
4.68/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours an orangish amber with silky beige head. Excellent lace and retention.

Nose has caramel malts with a huge bouquet of fresh citrusy and herbal hops.

Taste is an absolute explosion of dank, resiny hops over sweet candy malts.

Creamy body is perfectly carbonated. Long bitter finish.

Tasty stuff!!!

rye726, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +2.3%

CoryR, Aug 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AleWatcher
3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

AleWatcher, May 21, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

JohnParadee, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

tbone1384, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Spider889, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

JMBSH, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of MbpBugeye
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

MbpBugeye, May 23, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

savagepm, Dec 19, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -61.6%

dkw0063, Yesterday at 07:35 PM
Photo of claytong
2.88/5  rDev -26.3%
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.

claytong, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

freduardo, Dec 05, 2011
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Überschwein from Avery Brewing Company
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