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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

277 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  8.69% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WhatsNewinBooze on 05-20-2010)
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Reviews by mactrail:
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mactrail

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark, reddish hued strong ale.

Nice variation on the dark side with a ruby glint in the glass. Beautiful brownish head. Rich without being sweet. Malt is interesting without dominating. Doesn't seem overly hopped as you have a couple of sips, Bitterness, however, emerges after a while. Really interesting beer with flavors that can't be categorized. Crisp yet mellow. Nice roasted flavors without the usual sour black malt.

For what it's worth, the label is a work of art. Great rendition of hops on the vine from a German illustration.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 04:50:18 | More by mactrail
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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
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May 2010 bottling date

A: into a pilsner-ish glass: nearly translucent dark brown-black body with a couple of fingers of tan head that laced the glass nicely

S: dark roasted malts and crisp hops

T: bittersweet dark malts, roastiness; smooth and bitter hops; undercurrents of cocoa, caramel; herbal, earthy, musky, smoky

M: dry, bitter, light, mellow, lingering aftertastes of smoke and roasted malt

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Bottle has been cellared for longer than probably advisable, but remember paying a small fortune for it at a Michigan bottleshop, so will review regardless!

Pours a near black with auburn-chocolate highlights and a decent cappuccino-coloured head. Crisp mouthfeel appropriate to a lager. Aroma of caramelized chocolate malts and faded hops, that I'm certain was far more impressive much closer to the beer's initial release. However the flavour remains enjoyable, despite the age. Dark malts with their caramelized sweetness along with roasted chocolate and coffee elements. Maintains a nice bitterness, although any earlier citrus notes have disappeared. The high alcohol content is scarily well hidden.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.