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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 1
Gots: 40 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JimmyFlatRock on 05-23-2014)
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcip78
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
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
3.36/5  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...

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottled May 2014

A: poured into a nonic pint to a barely translucent brown with some red highlights and topped by a two finger dense and rocky light tan head that is slow to fade and leaves excellent lacing
S: smells of dank, resinous and oily hops with some pine aroma. slight toasted malt aroma but it's very well hidden
T: taste is toasted malt and citrusy hops plus some pine resin. slight malty sweetness but a lot of bitterness. a little brown sugar in the middle but the hops provide a nice balance and there's some woody flavor. swallow is roasty malt with some oily pine hops and some lingering citrus
M: medium in the mouth with soft carbonation and a oily hop finish that keeps things from drying out
O: Probably a little too heavily hopped for a brown ale but this beer has it going on. Even after almost seven months this beer still brings a lot of hop flavor. There's still some solid complexity and the flavors are good as well. Avery's yeast doesn't seem to attenuate very well so there is still a good amount of sweetness to this beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of clayrock81
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a brown body with one finger head and an aroma that is more hops than malts but the earthy, citric hops don't overpower a roasted, bready, malt base.
More of a brown IPA than a hoppy brown ale, the dominant taste profile to me is the dirty, citric hops, while not unbalanced, do overpower the roasted and more bready, nutty malts (no real sweetness coming from these malts at all).
Finishes with a dry, crisp, even bitter finish. Not a bad beer and at times it was an enjoyable hoppy beer, but the malts and hops never really come together and it's just an alright beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Greywulfken
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep brown beer and I'm pretty sure it's clear... Two fingers of tan head, slimmed but never departed; some spattered lace down the glass trailed behind...

S: roasted brown malts - a distinct and earthy aroma - hints of deeper pine resins and moldering fruit; herbal accents, brushes with something medicinal...

T: the rich brown malts are immediately assertive, but followed soon thereafter with muddled hops of citrus and pine, all browned and mellowed, conjuring a rustic character; sugars are brown and molasses, perfectly applied...

M: smooth and warming; mellow but with a spicy brown edge; medium-bodied, mildly carbonated; great drinkability...

O: I liked this plenty, but since I prefer hoppy pales to malty browns, this may skew my review. Perhaps it appeals to some specific taste in me, as I seem to be far above the norm in my review. Only one way to find out.
Recommended. Give it a try...

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One from Avery Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.