Samael's Ale | Avery Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
1,470 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay
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Samael's AleSamael's Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super-caramelly, oak-aged strong English-style ale, brewed with Columbus, Fuggels hops and two-row barley, caramel 150L malt.

2006: 14.50% (Batch #2)
2007: 14.50% (Batch #3)
2008: 15.53% (Batch #4)
2009: 16.45% (Batch #5)
2010: 15.82% (Batch #6)
2011: 15.31% (Batch #7)
2012: 15.47% (Batch #8)
2013: 16.90% (Batch #9)
2014: 14.20% (Batch #10)
2015: 14.60% (Batch #11)

Added by ommegangpbr on 06-24-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,470
Reviews:
648
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
14.43%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
422
For Trade:
22
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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 bottle in 2016, really puts the wine is Barleywine. Ignore the Bros review, they drank it fresh, which was silly.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unequivocally one of the best beers that I have ever had!

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Malty and very strong! A great sipping beer and great on tap!

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a pink tinted pale amber with a large, fluffy head. The aroma is redolent of walnuts, dates, raisins, plum, candied apple, overripe peach, and fresh cut flowers. The flavor provides and integrated taste of cherry, plum, fig, date, nutmeg, walnut, cinnamon candy, overripe peach, mellow vanilla, and clementine oranges. The mouthfeel is full, rich, and creamy. Overall I found this beer completely incredible - so complex, with so much variety in terms of fruit and nut, and spice flavors, both sweet and a touch sour, rich without being overwhelming - just a perfect tipple.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing like a good oak-aged barleywine. This one pours a nice medium brown / amber color with a medium head and a strong smell. Warming alcohol burn from beginning to end but worth it all the while. This one was Batch 4 (April 2008) with an ABV sitting at 15.53%. Drank from a snifter slightly cold (my mistake) but would probably have been even better just at cellar temperature. I really wish we could get Avery here because they make some of the best beers around. Samael's I would have to say though is near the top of the list along with The Beast and Maharaja. May not be something you can drink all night but I wouldn't mind being the one to try. Will have to make sure to grab a few of these the next chance I get. A+

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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Samael's Ale from Avery Brewing Company
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