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Samael'sBeer Style: Oak-Aged Ale
Hop Variety: Columbus, Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Simpson Caramel 150, Victory, Munich, Special Roast
Sugar: Turbinado
Oak: Raw American, Toasted American
OG: 1.135 ABV: 15-17% IBUs: 41 Color: Copper

Samaels is a super-caramelly, oak-aged English-style strong ale. Perhaps the least hoppy (sacrilege here at Avery!) beer we’ve brewed, to accentuate the malt. The oak is very apparent in this rich and high gravity ale, adding additional depth and complexity with a woody and cask-like nose and a pronounced vanilla flavor on the palate. With the addition of a more roasted malt in 2007, Samaels now delivers subtle bitterness to add balance to the natural sweetness. Cellarable for 10+ years.

Samaels is the second installment of “The Demons of Ale” series.

Food pairing: The toffee, vanilla and caramel flavors in Samaels are great with crème brulee, sticky bread pudding or any dessert dish featuring the flavors of burnt or caramelized sugar.

Availability: Releases in April in 12oz single bottles.