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Überschwein | Avery Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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

Added by mothman on 03-21-2010

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 13
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mothman
2.45/5  rDev -37.8%
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.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.73/5  rDev -30.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in between that imperial red ale and barleywine categories. For being unfiltered it still looks good. Crimson. Still has that red malt peat and earth thing going, but the hops keep it from being a one trick pony in that regard. Pink grapefruit.

Taste is a good mix of a heavily hopped, bitter beer with red malt throughout. Mild sweetness, isn't overly thick or heavy in the mouthfeel. I mean, for all that red malt, something I'm not really into, this is one of the better examples of a hoppy red. Its not Loakal Red, but its not all that far off, just the next tier below. Hides alcohol well.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of crobinso
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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4.54/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Überschwein from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 60 ratings
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