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Avery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - ThirteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

234 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 05-06-2006)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

available @ oak tree buy rite, edison, nj

a dopple-weizen-bock ? what the hell, I like goats on the label, they remind me of dan ackroyd in Dragnet...

eyes...
in my allagash glass... stacked 3 fingers high with off white foam with.. it simmers down quickly, melting like snow being pissed on (ie: unevenly). darker than most weizen bocks and slightly lighter than most dopplebocks, somewhere in the brown is almost black range.. like a puerto rican trying to play basketball professionaly. holding it up to the light reveals plenty of active carbonation and a ruby hue. lacing is spotty in most areas to good in others. A pretty good lookin brew.

nose...
wheat and coffee.. go figure. sweet malty undertones like a dopple ffor sure... but the wheat somehow pokes in there, the alcohol also makes an appearance.. if you told me this was what it said on the label.. shit, sure enough it really smells like the perfect hybrid of weizenbock/dopplebock. there is also a subtle bannana aroma lurking behind everything... very interesting nose! somehow I smell baked chocolate bannana bread...

taste etc...
slightly light in the mouth but the carbonation adds just the right weight, the carbonation is just prickly also... nice.
this drinks like a light dopplebock, with the uber sweet character of some DB's balanced by the wheat flavor.. I dig this.
on second thought here.. after a few trips to the glass the carbonation is distracting to the flavor. there are some nice bitter choc notes here that seem too obscured by over active carbonation.. I gotta knock the mouthfeel down to 3.5.
the flavor is exactly what the hybrid style suggests, you get the best of both styles here in balance (for this taster). the alcohol does also come through just like most DB's... really.. really well done brew.

verdict?
great brew aside from certain distractions. great idea, you can totally sense what they were going for here. screw triskadeskaphobia... try 13, try it more than once... a great twist on style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2006 03:19:12 | More by Ego
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22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2006. Pours hazy almost opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, prune, grape, caramel, toffee, molasses, banana, clove, toast, chocolate, light roast, and dark earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; maybe some slight oxidation but its hardly even there. Taste of big raisin, prune, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, dark bread, light banana, light roast, wheat, and earthiness. Lingering notes of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, molasses, clove, light banana, dark bread, light roast, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt and fruity ester notes; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Weizenbock at 7 years old! Great balance and complexity of malt/fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.