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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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Reviews by jampics2:
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4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Beer Engine.

Had this a few times this summer and really enjoyed it, so I figured I would revisit and rate! Last time I tried it was with Adam Avery when he was in town in October. Well, this has gotten even better in the past 3 mos.

Looks like liquid gold in this goblet. Nice looking beer, white head slowly recedes.

Smell is really nice. Belgian yeast and some fruity yeast esters. Not a lot of spices or honey in the nose.

The taste makes up for the straightforward nose. A huge sweet honey and malt taste dances with jasmine. This is really nice, great tasting and refreshing beer. Some peaches as well. Nicely done, not too extreme either, but not a sell-out beer.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. This is a nice beer that is a pleasure to drink. Cheers to Adam and the Avery crew, well done!

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2010 15:49:07 | More by jampics2
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A - Pours a clear light amber body. Two finger bone white head disappears quickly into some thin edging. Dismal lacing.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen from Avery Brewing Company
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