Tweak – Avery Brewing

Published On January 27, 2015 | By Stephen Rubke | Anything Beer, Beer Reviews

Tweak, by Avery Brewing in Colorado, can best be described through analogy to an exotic super car. It’s fairly rare, it’s overpowered, it assaults the senses and there are very few people who would seek it out and then drink it every day. In that sense, it’s amazing and I love it!

This particular version of Tweak is a bourbon barrel aged edition which only serves to intensify flavor. The standard version rang in between 15-16% depending on vintage, but this one hits nearly 18%ABV. Combined with the already heavy intensity of an imperial stout and now local coffee for added complexity and range, this beer is truly Bugatti Veyron-esque in its flavor.
I would be inclined to rate this a perfect 5/5 for just being so maximum everything… but (and it hurts me to say this) the super high ABV ends up being a slight distraction from everything else. For me, it’s 4.5 out of 5. Nearly perfection to a craft beer addict, and probably best avoided by casual beer drinkers.

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Stephen Rubke
i, I'm Stephen. I'm an airline pilot and reformed beer drinker. Born and raised in southern California and lived the last half of my life in the SF Bay Area. I like sports cars with clutch pedals, airplanes, and both college and pro football. I spent most of my 20's drinking High Life and Rolling Rock, but was shamed into beer snobbery by the woman who would become my wife. Currently I enjoy travelling around the country and searching out the local beers. Cheers!

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