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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty OneAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One

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BA SCORE
87
very good

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 45 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JimmyFlatRock on 05-23-2014

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Photo of AngusOg
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viperman1316
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajm5108
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No real standout flavors and seemed a little bland...mostly nut, burnt caramel and a faint coffee and even a little tobacco...good hop / malt balance but overall pretty flat, needed one of the flavors to stanc out more.

Photo of jaymo18
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thumperskibum
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rkf1976
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hip2hops
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one defies categorization. "Imperial India-Style Brown Ale"? Imperial, yes. Brown, very! Not so sure about "India-Style," except for the pic of the Taj Mahal on the label. Nevertheless, a sturdy malt backbone with enough hop zing to beg repeated sips all the way through 22 ounces of a very interesting brew, quaffed from my trusty Southern Tier tulip. Thank you, Avery, and Happy 21st Birthday!

Photo of sbanacho
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tgoldian
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ghostwalker
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Body is dark brown with ruby highlights. Thick finger of tan head.

Nose is earthy and bitter. This one is neither a citrus bomb nor a pine tree.

Flavor is stoutly bitter, with a solid malt backbone. Reminds me of toffee or caramel in the dark sweetness, but the profound bitterness on the finish dominates.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick with a tooth-stripping finish.

Overall, a solid drinkable brew. Glad I am having this one on a cold winter's eve, it is pretty warming!

Photo of MarkQ617
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a 22 poured into my usual mug, my second review of an Avery beer. I found the color to be lighter than others, more of a chocolate brown with a lighter head than I would have expected. The taste was a mix of spices, rye bread, mad slight toffee notes. The flavor was actually fairly mild, which was surprising given the alcohol content. Pretty good, I guess I was expecting something a bit more robust.

Photo of sirhc3034
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ridgeline23
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcip78
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Imperial brown ale - a triumph. Plenty of malty bite with a hop twinge.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.37/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

Now Avery can order an Avery at the bar. Anyway, this stuff pours a dark midnight amber-sienna topped by two fingers of khaki foam. The nose comprises dry caramel, fig, dark bread, musty grapes, light treacle, and a vague mix of spices. The taste mostly brings in more of the same, though the treacle is now bitterer, and there's a bit more stonefruit notes. Not sure where any of these came from, given the style, but whatever, I guess. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an interesting beer, to say the least. Rather than a hoppy brown (I ain't callin' it an "India Brown" anything, daggummit!), I got something akin to a brown spiked with a healthy Belgian yeast and some spices. Weird. Not too bad, though...

Photo of Oakenator
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of casapy
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.