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Avery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - SixteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen

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very good

259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.69% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 05-31-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

BillRoth, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Gotta put out there initially that I'm drinking this with a couple years on it, mostly to see how it's holding up. It pours a slightly hazy golden-straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grass, musty hay, light clove, light musty orange peel, and a twist of lemon. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some flowers and a pinch of what seems to be black pepper. All of the flavors kinda collide a bit near the finish, making for a muddled sort of experience. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a slightly watery feel, and a drying finish. Overall, still a pretty decent saison, but it's definitely showing its age now.

TMoney2591, Jul 29, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bomber: Hiding in the back of the fridge. This one pours a clear golden color. There was a small white head that lingered a short while. The nose is good. Earthy and grassy notes are the main items. Some spices with a hint of peaches. The taste is good. Very clean and crisp. Hints of citrus and peaches to the taste. Somewhat lighter body. Slightly spicy and just a bit dry. A very nice beer!

Boto, Jul 14, 2013
4/5  rDev +4.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

jaxon53, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

drummermattie02, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Two finger frothy head with good retention and lacing on a clear golden body. Aroma is mostly tropical fruit with mostly pineapple, some lemon custard, a little grainy and little in the way of Belgian character. Flavor is a little understated, the Belgian yeast goes well with the creaminess, fruits are mild and mostly are of lemon. The herbal flavors are generic. Creamy body, pretty dry finish, moderate carbonation. I don't know how age may have affected this one. I had this one stored and forgot about it. It's easy to drink just bland.

kylehay2004, Mar 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

blindpiggie, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of pale golden honey. It holds a one finger head of crisp white bubbles, showing okay retention, and leaving a creamy film across the top of the liquid. Lacing is thick and lays in rings. There is moderate haze, no sediment, and active carbonation. The aroma is heavy, with big musk, cheddar cheese sharpness, wheaty malts, light bubblegum esters, metallic Belgian yeast, raw vanilla coolness, raw honey, and the toast of paler, muddier malts. With warmth comes phenolic bite, browned apples, fusel booze, and nutmeg spice. Our first impression is that the flavoring is crazy strong, with massive musk and honey sweetness. The flavoring opens with wheaty grain, light citric hops, raw honey sugars, pale and muddy malts, mineral, and Belgian yeast. This moves forward with fruity esters, apple sweetness, adjuncty grain, and red grapey syrupiness to the peak. Sweet booze mixes in, giving residual dextrins and lightly bittering fusels. Floral nectars wash through the finish, with floury grain, more mineral, more Belgian yeast, banana esters, grainy and adjuncty metallics, muddiness of raw honey, light pine, and light booziness. The aftertaste breathes of alcohol, peppery bite, wet and soggy grain, wheat, browned apple sugars, floral hops, grassiness, and barnyard funk. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is hearty slurp, cream, froth, and smack off the sip, with a foam to the entire mouth. The palate and tongue are coated with creaminess, with an ultimately mild coating, and little dryness. The abv is appropriate, and the beer is more of a sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the creaminess and fullness to the mouth, and the warmth and spice to the nose. Each sip was soft, inviting, and lightly warming, making you readily come back for more, while the nose kept the room aromatic and lively. The latter gave funk and definite Belgian coolness, much like Duvel or the likes. The flavoring, however, seemed a bit muted, where the jasmine and peaches were virtually unattainable. All of the funk and mustiness were there, but things were rather stale. This could be due, in part, to the agedness of the beer, but on the whole, things stood to the test of time and delivered for the style.

TheBrewo, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of davey101
3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Random find in a store on a warm shelf. Bottled in May, 2009. 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear light amber body. Two finger bone white head disappears quickly into some thin edging. Dismal lacing.

S - Bubblegum sweetness with a cereal like malt presence. Floral and spicy herbal finish. No honey or peaches but the jasmine is still going strong. A bit of wet cardboard oxidation on the end. Not great, but not bad considering the age.

T - Awfully similar to the nose. Bubblegum, wheat and cereal malt, jasmine flowers, white grapes, and just a nod towards oxidation. Again, not great but drinkable. Mouth feel is well carbonated and lively.

O - This beer has held up well given its age and questionable storage conditions. The peaches and honey are long gone which probably originally constituted a great beer. What we have here is a jasmine strong quasi-saison that is past its peak. While it is on its way down the beer hill, its still very drinkable and worth a try.

davey101, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

NilocRellim, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I suppose I'd better open this up, three and a half years later...

Pours very pale, hazy straw gold body that's capped with a finger of paper white head that sinks to a collar after a few good minutes of retention. Great lacing.

The nose is still bright - sweet honey notes, white grapes, still quite floral. Unsurprisingly, the peach has faded entirely. What's left of the beer though smells terrific.

Light and slightly fruity. A bit of bubblegum that's kept in check by sweet, non-bitter citrus. I'm very impressed by how much flavor is still perfectly intact. Traces of peach are still evident here.

I'd honestly say this beer still has some genuine potential in the cellar.

yamar68, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled May 2009. Pours hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass, with a fair amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, peach, herbal, honey, floral, clove, pepper, earth, and light yeast spices. Very nice aromas with good complexity, strength, and balance. Very pleasant. Taste of pear, peach, apple, herbal, floral, honey, earth, pepper, clove, wheat, and yeast spices. Slight funkiness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, herbal, floral, clove, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick, creamy, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a great saison! Great flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one (also enjoyed this one much more than the last time I had it a while back).

superspak, Jul 22, 2012
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen from Avery Brewing Company
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