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Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale Batch #11 2015....$7.99 / 12oz
Avery Samaels Oak Aged Ale Batch #12 2016....$7.99 / 12oz
Beer Style: Oak Aged English Strong
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.