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Avery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen - Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - ThirteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

231 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 231
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 231 | Reviews: 210 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by roadhouse:
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roadhouse

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a weizen glass, thanks to spointon for the bottle

Pours a deep brown color, a good looking clear mahogany when held up to the light. A one and a half inch light tan head forms on top and falls back down to a skim. Head retains well and lots of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is very malty, lots of caramel and toffee, a hint of some chocolate, heavy dark fruits - raisins, figs, cherry, a bit of banana, spicy clove notes, and a light alcohol note.

Taste has lots of sweet caramel and toffee malt up front but that is quickly met by the dark fruit flavors of raisin and cherry. Some chocolate covered banana creeps in towards the finish before a warming alcohol slightly burns the throat going down.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very creamy and easy going down despite the alcohol.

This one definitely exceeded my expectations. This is the way I like my Weizenbocks. It's a shame it's so hard to find this and I hope they brew it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2009 05:36:05 | More by roadhouse
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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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Loads and loads of cream of wheat, cinnamon, caramel, french toast, molasses, the flavors have faded somewhat making for a pretty tame finish. That said, this thing is highly drinkable, smooth and far from offensive.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Thirteen from Avery Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.