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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

279 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 279
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

PappyVans, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

oriolesfan4, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

tadmuchowski, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Beerrenda, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ToddHolder, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

RickDeLucio, Mar 31, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

O: not a beer designed for extended cellaring, but this incidentally aged bottle was quite fresh tasting and enjoyable - if it was better than this before, it must've been pretty amazing then - refreshing and drinkable, not too filling, great flavors and feel - wonderful hop action

Greywulfken, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Still rating this highly, as it's a decent beer and I can't blame Avery for my own cellaring idiocy!

hopsolutely, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

MarkyMOD, Jan 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

HomerS, Dec 22, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled May 2010.

Opaque, black body. Manila-colored head has great retention, same with lace. Strongly malty aroma, a little roasted, stale hops in the background. Hmm, this should've been opened sooner.

Mild roast in the base, dry yeast, old hops join the fray at the end. This would've been a totally different beer when fresh. Enjoyable, not fantastic, but a solid offering nonetheless.

brystmar, Oct 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

harpus, Oct 06, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

his brew poured a dark brown color. This had a two finger off-white head. The carbonation was not visible due to the color of the brew. There was also significant lacing on the glass. On the nose, there was a bit of sweet smoke. I also got a touch of earthiness to this. Others have said that they get chocolate, but I didn’t get much of that. On the first sip, I got some bitterness and a malty sweetness. There’s also a bit of citrus going on in this. I really don’t get the bacon taste that the bartender said would be there. Also, the alcohol in this is pretty well hidden. Despite the color, it’s lighter than I expected. I assumed this would remind me of the porter, but it’s definitely lighter. The smoke is understated, but still would go nicely with barbecue or burgers. Not a bad brew, but not something I would search out again.

mgironta, Sep 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

nrombes, Sep 09, 2012
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.