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Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

434 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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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Photo of Fishbowled
1.9/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Serving type: Bottle - 22oz

Purchased at Hollingshead.

A- Poured into 3 different glasses: pint glass, tulip, and mug. This beer pours a light, cloudish yellow, with a slight hint of orange. Huge head and extremely bubbly pour for the first (3+ finger), 2nd was a 2 finger head, and the 3rd was a 1 finger. They dissapated accordingly, but the 3 finger needed a spoon to scoop the thickness (seriously not a messed up pour, i swear), leaving minimal lacing.

S- This is one of the craziest beers I've ever smelled. It's a mixture of rotten fruit, stinky cheese, mustard seed, a sour twist, with other earthy smells. Frankly, it smells even worse the warmer it gets. It's not pleasent at all...

T- WOW, this beer tastes even worse than it smells. I've never been to prison, but I've heard countless stories of the alcohol they make in there - by more than one person who has made it- and from every description I've been given, this would be exactly what I would imagine it tasting like. The first taste I picked up was an overpowering rotten fruity concoction. The same rotten cheese notes were present as well. Call me crazy, ,but it has a hint of mustard SEED (a little different than same mustard). This beer still has a bit of tartness and a good deal of yeasty notes on the finish. This to me was something I would NEVER expect Avery to brew... definately the worst tasting brew (of an outstanding brewery), I've had of theirs

M- The mouthfeel is light to medium, with a yeasty feel and after-taste. The first glass poured was extremely carbonated, and actually retained it for a longer period than the others. The last seemed semi flat. It was a rather violent bottle-cap opening, and there seemed to be a little more carbonation than usual.

D- If you found this beer to be good, you could probably drink a bomber, but you'd have to be one crazy person to drink a full one.

From what I had heard (before reading the reviews), I thought it would be a refreshing farmhouse. This was actually the biggest letdown of any beer I've ever had. I've never reviewed any other beer before (nor do I have an urge to review anymore b/c you guys have a way with words that I don't), but this horrible experience was motivation enough to write this sole review. I bought another to try a year or so from now, and hopefully then, it will completely change (high hopes). Let me add that I love every single Avery beer, and would go to Boulder, CO just to visit them, but this beer was absolutely horrible. I jumped into this review thing with a big splash, and might be flamed for my criticism, but holy crap - this beer was straight up the most un-Avery thing possible. I can't believe they actually made this an anniversary brew... ouch...

Worth a try to see if you like it, but not recommended if you have any dislike for prison beer.

Can I please get a big beer next year??? I know you have it in you...

Serving type: bottle

Fishbowled, May 31, 2008
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

That old familiar distinctive beautiful odor. Deep roast/burnt aromas. Exotic fruit, spice, and particularly pepper. Chemical kind of notes add an interesting complexity - the best way I can describe it is the precise smell, in my memory, of burning hair... that sounds horrible, but it is interesting. Also some wet animal, maybe I could say horse blanket. But beneath all that, if you push the wild side away and smell down deep, there's sweet-smelling malt and luscious hops.

Golden color, good clarity, nice head, poor retention.

After swirling all the wild aromas around my nose, I'm surprised at how tame the flavor is. Good malty body greets the tongue, with dry, toasty tones, a grainy disposition, and a soft sweetness. A solid and light almost-green-apple tartness - not a puckering malic tart, more of a dry citric tart. Grassy also comes to mind. Some of that chemical burning hair works its way into the flavor - again, incredibly interesting. Apple-like fruit sweetness and sensation, as wells as the essence of honey. There's some alcohol noticeable in the back, not much.

There's a good bit of ever-growing tannic bitterness like biting into the stem of a grape - tasty antioxidants! Spicy/zesty Belgian yeast notes become more pronounced. The honey-like and exotic characters of the sweetness also develops a little deeper and bloom together with that burning hair to remind me of mango. Warmer still, I get a good, strong herbal tea flavor - hibiscus? I suppose.

Medium-thick body with dry, dull carbonation.

The best one-word description for the flavor would be 'mottled' I think. There are a lot of indescribable natural/earthy flavors going on and running into each other. Many, if they were visible, would be brown and ugly - like German food. Due to the complete weirdness of these awkward flavors all together, and thanks largely to the most prominent and promiscuous of flavors - to this reviewer - the burning hair, I'm having a complete blast drinking this beer.

As the ounces left in my sniffer dwindle, I am deeply saddened that this bottle is not a replenishable spring of funk and must. I will miss it.

*Final Notes:
Avery 15 was a truly extraordinary (beer drinking) experience that I will not soon forget. Kudos indeed!

MrHungryMonkey, May 30, 2008
Photo of Tdizzle
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Vendome Fullerton. I'm editing my review upon giving this beer a second try. I think that my first review was influenced by the inital negative response to this beer. A Belgian-style farmhouse ale brewed with hibiscus leaves, white pepper, black mission figs, and Brettanomyces.

A- Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, this beer pours a clear dark straw color with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly, leaving barely any lacing.

S- Musty barnyard hay and tart notes of wild yeast are the two main characteristics of the aroma. There are some very spicy, herbal and floral notes as well, which is probably due to the hibiscus and white pepper. Green apple sweetness and alcohol emerge as the beer warms. The smell reminds me of a petting zoo.

T- The same funky barnyard notes of the aroma are present in the taste. A very strong flavor of musty grain is quickly overtaken by a bit of sourness and some spicy, yeasty notes on the finish, which also leaves a lingering metallic twinge on the palate that I could do without. The fig flavors are slightly noticeable.

M- A medium-bodied mouthfeel with light carbonation, but it's also slightly oily and slick, coating the inside of the mouth.

D- I was almost able to finish an entire bomber of this before I had enough of the farm animal aspect of this interesting brew.

I enjoyed this beer quite a bit more the second time around. A must try beer for anyone seeking a unique drinking experience.

Tdizzle, May 29, 2008
Photo of HalfFull
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber haze, not quite Belgium and not quite Hefeweizen in color. Smell is floral and earthy with definite sour notes. Lacing and head are thin and fleeting.

Sour smell segues to a thin earthy musk yet doesn't effect the taste of this beer. Sour yeast overwhelms the flavor and provides a decent feel for this beer.

HalfFull, May 27, 2008
Photo of goochpunch
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a hazy dark gold with a decent sized egg-shell white head. Left a few bits of lace. Smells strongly of a petting zoo complete with droppings. Good amounts of funk and a "fungal" character I tend to get from brett. Nice, but there's a weird residual sugar thing that gets to me. Taste is solid all-around in the funk category. Mushrooms, earth and "barnyard" are all well-represented. As in the smell, there's an odd sweetness that I didn't care for. There was also sort of a flatness in the finish that didn't seem to work all that well with the mild acidity that precedes it. Didn't really pick up on any hibiscus or figs, but the white pepper did lend a pleasant spiciness to the already mentioned flatness in the finish. Mouthfeel is moderate in carbonation and in weight on the tongue (although slightly leans more toward more than moderate). Drinkability is good for a shot at a brett beer from Avery, for sure. It would be interesting to see them experiment more with beers like this.

goochpunch, May 27, 2008
Photo of BradLikesBrew
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: Hazy golden body, thin white head.

s: Funk. Smells like a horse. Sour, almost vinegar like aroma. Mostly though, it smells like a horse.

t: Hay, lemon, apples, grass, some mild sourness and a good tart finish.

m: Light with a nice carbonation bite.

d: Interesting. Not what I expected. An intriguing beer that would probably be greatly improved with aging. I wish it were more tart and sour.

BradLikesBrew, May 27, 2008
Photo of allengarvin
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a Duvel glass, this beer is a cloudy orange-amber color with a modest but lasting head. Oh! I didn't realize this was a lambic/sour type beer until the aroma hit me. Tart, vinegary, with some underlying funkiness. Interesting flavor. Not nearly as sour as most (genuine) lambics or flemish sours, but it's got a nice tart metallic fruit flavor and a surprising amount of hops. It lacks complexity, but it's still quite drinkable... well, at first. By the end of the bottle I was getting kind of tired of it. Would have been better appreciated in a 12-oz bottle than a bomber.

allengarvin, May 26, 2008
Photo of jamie2dope
1.88/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Picked up a bomber of this beer last night. I don't get many chances to sample wild ales, so this one was an easy choice. Poured in to a red wine glass a nice looking blood orange color, with more head than was expected. White heading sticks to the sides of the glass, and holds up pretty well. Smell is how I expected: some light sour fruit, basement funk, a bit of vinegar; overall good. Taste on the other hand was a complete one eighty. The only thing that came to mind is old milk, with a really weird stinky cheese taste. Some tartness sticks in there in the background, but not nearly enough to suppress the nasty dairy taste. Mouthfeel was weird in that although it wasn't that big, the flavors almost made me believe that it was as thick as milk. I also have to say that I am the last person to dump a brew down the sink, but I did in this case. It was simply a foul beer. I still like Avery a lot, but I have no idea what they were going for with this stuff. Go for the Fourteen if you can find it.

jamie2dope, May 26, 2008
Photo of dsa7783
2.93/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint, 6 fl oz bottle... Just recently available in stores...
"A refreshingly tart, fruity, funky, farmhouse ale"... on the front logo sticker...
Key ingredients include Figs, hibiscus flowers, and white pepper...
Pours a hazy, cloudy, dull-orange colored hue with a decent sized foamy head that quickly dissipated and left a minimal amount of lacing around the edge of the serving glass...
For almost $8 a bottle, I was really expecting more from this in terms of all-around flavor...
Very tart, bittersweet, funky, earthy aroma and taste pervades this brew... Slightly sour flavor added to an all-around "missed" shot at the style... Really hard to pinpoint a particular description of this one, with so much being thrown around in the mix...
Mouthfeel wasn't bad, but certainly nothing to write home about, and drinkability was pretty poor...
Not recommended...

dsa7783, May 25, 2008
Photo of Bitterbill
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this bottle in a trade with russpowell. Thanks Russ!

It pours from foil wrapped 22oz bottle a clear and very bubbly straw gold with a 1 finger head of foam. Head retention is only average because halfway through, it's almost gone but there was some nice lacing early in the session.

Smell wise, the funk is certainly there in spades, acutally I can't smell anything else but that in itself is very inviting.

The taste is strange. Yes, I get a lot of that good funk and I'm down with, but there's also a lemon zest thing going on that I don't think adds much to the overall flavour except in the finish and reading this is a wild ale, where's the sour? I *love* sour and I'm disappointed that it's not there and that I'm only getting the Brett(very good thing), some lemon, a bit of honey, and some decent peppery notes.

The mouthfeel is lightish and right for the style, the carbonation is medium light which works well for sure, and it finishes with a lemon tartness and some more funk and that also works well. I guess the only thing I realy have to bitch about is the lack of sour notes. Oh well, it's still pretty tasty and quite drinkable for me and if I can say that I like it, which I do, that's all that counts. Would I seek it out again. Yep.

Bitterbill, May 24, 2008
Photo of turbine2475
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours honey colored with a quickly forming massive head that disipated even quicker leaving a spotty lace.
S - Funky. Smells of garbage disposal leavings and soured meats. Is a little different, but not bad for a young bret.
T - Soured citrus, maze, grain, and floral hops.
M - Chewy with a decent carbonation and a sour coating that lingers.
D - Decent brew. Not the best wild ale I have had, but with some age this one could be pretty nice.

turbine2475, May 24, 2008
Photo of FranklinPCombs
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle, from Bauer W&S

Appearance is decent enough. Head is not overwhelming, and diminishes fast enough. There is a good deal of lacing, which I like. The color is a golden honey, complimented by the stark white head. Lots of bubbles flowing up from the bottom.

The smell is unpleasant. The only thing I could think of was a spoiled leg of lamb I bought from the butcher once. It is peppery and a bit slimy (if that makes sense). The more I smell it the more it reminds me of the smell of prosciutto, crossed with musty flower petals. Not a good combination.

The taste carries over from the smell, though not to the same degree of distaste. There is much more wheaty taste, and a bit of stale hops, but there is still a good deal of rancid meat...

Mouthfeel is good, the kind of large tingly bubbles that compliment the taste of wild fermentation well, releasing the funk of Brettanomyces. Unfortunately it ends up releasing the overabundance of lackluster funk this beer is overpowered by.

There's not much drinkability here... The taste/smell is just too discordant with the tart flavors that I love so much and was hoping for in this beer. The label claims figs, hibiscus and white pepper. I didn't taste much of any of these, and I can't see how they contributed to the flavor.

All in all, I was very disappointed by this beer. I've tried a few American wild ales, and so far I haven't found any that have been able to balance the rich, tart character of wild fermentation with the wide and sometimes outlandish variety of spices/flavors the style tends to make use of.

FranklinPCombs, May 23, 2008
Photo of drumrboy22
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice. Beer was a hazy, peach color with a one finger, white head. Moderate carbonation and lacing.

Aroma was earthy and funky, with notes of fruit, pepper, flowers and hay.

Taste was mildly sour, funky and earthy. Notes of lemon, funky yeast and other farmhouse flavors.

This was a weird one for me. I love this style of beer, but I was a little let down by this one. It was just so-so for me. Still, I'm interested to see how it changes over time.

drumrboy22, May 23, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is a billowy two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a thick half inch cap of lacing which lasts until the beer is gone. The aroma is floral, with figs and dates and enough bretta sourness to give it a sweet and sour smell. The taste has more of the dark fruits than the aroma. There is some sourness, but it seems to be overpowered by the sweet malt, and fruit combination. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a high level of carbonation. Overall, this is a decent beer. It isn't the best bretta beer I have had, but it is drinkable. I think the dark fruits throw it a bit off balanced in the taste, but with time and bottle conditioning that might mellow out.

KarlHungus, May 23, 2008
Photo of Billolick
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber bottle, "bottled in April, 2008", label pays homage to famous Belgian painters. Gold foil over the cap. Pours clear initially, the yeast cake on the bottom of the bottle creates cloudy later pours. Minor lacing left from the short lived eggshell head. Carbonation on the low side. Allowed to warm, the nose is of Brett laced horseyness. Sourness is quite moderate, I get licorice notes, some coriander, some farmy and sour funk and not much else. I will do my best to get a few bottles more of this one and let em sit around for a year or so to see if the Brett kicks in more fully. This fresh bottle seems to have a ways to go to reach its complexity and interest apogee.

Billolick, May 20, 2008
Photo of GClarkage
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

05/19/08- Purchased at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, CA.

Presentation- 22oz bottle, 2008 Avery anniversary release. Poured into my Pilaarbijiter glass.

Appearance- Champagne-like golden in color with effervescent bubbles rising to the top. Looks a tad greasy if that makes sense. Small 1/2 inch quickly evaporating head.

Smell- Farmhouse funk. Horse urine, earth and hay. Also a weird grainy nose. Overall pretty good though.

Taste- At first, I wasn't as turned off on this beer as everyone else...until I got halfway through the bottle. It kind of tastes like a pils-saison-wild ale. Has a grainy and saaz like hop flavor with a drying saison spice flavor followed by a good dose of brett. The more you get into it, the carbonation turns flat, the grain intensifies and you pick up metallic and medicinal notes. It never was as sour as it should be either.

Mouthfeel- At first carbonation was brisk and spot on, but then it got a touch watery and flat. Leaves a funky metallic flavor in your mouth as well.

Drinkability- I went in with an open mind, but in the end it got poured out. Started out fine, but ended in the toilet.

GClarkage, May 20, 2008
Photo of Domingo
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at the Falling Rock on 5/16/08.
Arrives an off-yellow color that's not quite tan. It's cloudy and has a weird white sheen on top that's thicker than expected. Looks a little like a wheat beer.
Smells really sour and peachy. It definitely has the Belgian spicy yeast smell, too. Reminds me of a funky Festina peche.
Taste starts with a bitter bite and then goes to sour with the peach flavor. Alcohol is very prominent, and the hops add more bitterness to that. Funky yeast dominates the back end, and the actual finish is really woody. Tons of depth...but it's not really good depth.
The texture is weird. It seems like it should go down easier than it does.
I think this one sounds better on paper than in practice. At first you'll drink it to pick up the nuances and to see if you like it. Once I was 2/3 done, I really didn't want any more.
I admire the yearly Avery anniversary beers, but this has been my least favorite of the last 5. 13 is still a masterpiece, though.
I might revisit this one one more time from a bottle just to see if it's any different.

EDIT: After having this in a bottle, I will say that it was better and a little more straightforward than the tap version. I'm still not really picking up any fig flavors, but I'm definitely getting more straightforward Belgian funky flavors rather than just a sour assault. The bottled version's definitely better to me.

Domingo, May 18, 2008
Photo of Bierguy5
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy peach-like color, with a fluffy white head. Good head retention for a few minutes. A few spots of lace on the glass.

Sour aroma, with some fruit thrown in, namely peaches. Some yeasty aroma, with some spices.

A bit of a sharp sourness that fades quickly. A good amount of fruit. A bit of the barnyard/horse blanket, but not a great deal. Earthy hop finish.

Not overly sour or funky. Pretty good all around. Could use a bit more carbonation to lighten things up. This would probably be great after some age.

Bierguy5, May 18, 2008
Photo of jslot38
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A golden copper, translucent.

Smell: Tart, sour apples, and a hint of cherries, maybe some blackberries. Very fruity nose. Maybe a bit too tart, but this is a wild ale.

Taste: Earthy, musty and tart, a touch of horse blanket. Some fruits cross over the tongue - apples and pears primarily.

MF: Dry, not as crisp as expected.

D: Alcohol doesn't hit you, but probably too tart to go beyond one. Would suggest sharing the bottle with a friend or two.

jslot38, May 16, 2008
Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.68/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very light, translucent amber in color. Only a little frothing on the pour, but no head appears. Smell is funk. But it seems to be a pre-mature funk. I think this one needs some more time in the bottle to grow up. Taste is definite barnyard funk and wet hay. Has potential, but I think some time can only make it better.

FtownThrowDown, May 14, 2008
Photo of vasdef42
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at Choice City Butchershop, Ft. Collins CO.
poured super cloudy yellow, with a small waning head. smelled like lemons, tart, white pepper and funk. figs and plastic were abundant.
the taste started with citrus and tart wild yeast, quickly overtaken by malt and figs, bringing an odd plastic note back into the brew. the mouthfeel was fairly smooth. the figs threw me off for a moment with their odd bitter plastic character. also had a bottle and found there is much more plastic in glass than on tap. interesting, mind-expanding beer right here, fruity, super funky, but could be more tart.

vasdef42, May 13, 2008
Photo of donteatpoop
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a nice deep cloudy amber gold, with a fair amount of head.

The bottle mentions funk, and I was pretty sure that's what my nose picked up too... Funk; smelled like straws and hays.

The taste was very interesting. At first the palate is filled with the aforementioned funk, but it quickly mellows out into some pleasantly fruity vibes.

The carbonation level was pretty low, hardly there at all really. It also left the mouth a little dry.

An interesting beer, glad I picked a bottle up.

[edited after reading other reviews to add: If this is what gym socks smells like, I need to start consuming gym socks.]

donteatpoop, May 13, 2008
Photo of Onibubba
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to get my hands on this. Looks OK - Head does not last long, but body has a nice apricot color. Smells good - nice thick funk shines through. Not getting black pepper, hibiscus, or mission figs though. The figs do pull through in the taste, which is pleasingly funky, but not sour. Sadly, I could not pick up on the pepper, which is one of the things I was hoping to taste.

Good mouthfeel, very smooth at a very manageable abv. Was this beer as good as I was
anticipating? No. Did that stop me from drinking 2 bottles? No.

Onibubba, May 13, 2008
Photo of Beaver13
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is rather unpleasant funky (and slightly burnt) yeast and bandaids with some spices and some tart fruits. Some buttery malts (popcorn) come out as it warms.

The flavor is a little tart fruitiness (lemons) and buttery malts that is quickly smothered by a kind of peppery and floral bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation at first that mellows.

Overall, an interesting concept, but not nearly as good as it sounded. The combination of flavors and smells didn't mesh well with me. It'd be interesting to see if more sourness comes out as it ages.

Beaver13, May 12, 2008
Photo of teamizm
1.7/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Wow, what a shocker. Had this on tap at Toronado and it was the first time I did not finish a beer there.

A - a reddish, copper like pour w/ about a half an inch of foam.

S - A very musty smell, I was expecting a more typical sour beer style smell akin to the RRBC beers, but was quite surprised that it smelled like a gym locker w/ fruits

T - Not good. Like drinking sour grass, probably the best way to put it

M - low carbonation, slightly astringent

D - Not very drinakble, I had to leave a third of it

teamizm, May 12, 2008
Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen from Avery Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.