Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - FifteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen

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438 Ratings

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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 18.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.68% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 04-27-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A spectacular aging on this beer. My favorite watering hole (Holy Smoke in Mahopac NY), found this one buried in the cellar a few days in advance of a brewmaster night from Avery. All good here. Tartness, funk, drink ability, look, feel, nose. A very, very good American Wild. It's retired, so if you're a sour head, seek it out.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 1.12.13.

A - Pours a clear medium orange with a two inch foamy off-white head with good retention.

S - Strong Belgian yeast, citrus, lots of lemons.

T - Lemony citrus with a touch of peppery spice, Belgian yeast backbone.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Citrus and spicy. This one aged nicely.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark golden color. Heavy strong bright white formation, bubbly as can be. Breaks down quickly with a little bit of film.

S - heavy fruity, citrus - sour nose. Super strong amount of funky notes.

T - Starts off citrus, fruity. Sour, acidic, funky. Pilsner malts is the base, I think. Comes through with some white pepper and other spicy notes. Finishes off with grapefruit.

M - Very airy mouthfeel from all the stingy strong carbonation. A light sugary sweet cling finishes on the tongue. Alcohol warmth is present but light overall.

O/D - This one had a lot of time to "get funky" in the bottle. Brett yeast seems to have taken over big time. A little bit filling but that fits the still. Worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled April 2008.

A: Some white head tops a murkily translucent straw-yellow beer. Scattered lacing.

S: Faint Brettanomyces. Some tart, tropical fruit.

T: Jaw-achingly tart initially. This yeast has got some serious funk, but by the latter half of the taste, the hibiscus becomes unmistakably prominent and leads to a smooth, clean finish. A trace of balancing spice is likely the black pepper. I really like what's going on in here. I have no idea what it's like fresh, but it seems to have aged well. The tartness fades with acquaintance, and mellows out into a saisonesque funk-forward yeasty beer with some sweet fruit undertones and spicy topnotes.

M: Middling.

O: I quite liked it, but it's certainly strange. Recommended if you can still find one laying about, as my friend did, languishing unappreciated on some dusty shelf.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My local bottle shop got an old 2008 keg of this so I took some home. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter. Clear gold color with a thin head. The nose has some apples, light barnyard funk, and a hint of berries (possibly the mission figs used). Other than the light funk, it smells like a nice Chardonnay.

Nice tart acidic flavor. The tartness is balanced by a little bit of sweetness, but not much. Mouth feel is nice and firm, though it could use a bit more carbonation to wake up the palate. The beer is creamy in the front of the mouth with some oak and cedar notes. Tartness arrives at mid-palate with flavors of apple skins and green grapes, but does not destroy your taste buds. Rather, it brings a refreshing acidity.

I was surprised at some of the lukewarm reviews this beer got. Perhaps time has mellowed it out some and improved the flavor. I thought it was a solid, refreshing sour.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold, copper, orange...small lingering head. Giant aroma of a big mix of herbs, lavender, fruits, bread, pepper, funk. Big flavors of herbs but not too medicinally, minerals but in a refreshing manner, melon, and barnyard. Big and rich, complex, but not something I would drink more than a glass.

Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen from Avery Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.