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

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

275 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 275
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%


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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Greywulfken

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 00:56:31 | More by Greywulfken
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 21:16:25 | More by hopsolutely
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brystmar

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 02:21:15 | More by brystmar
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured brown with a two finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, wood, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Upon inspection of the flavor I was pleasantly surprised to not find the wood characteristic found in the aroma. Rather I found quite a bit of citrus going on in the flavor especially on the followthrough which kept me coming back for more despite some of the other shortfalls I found on this one. Definitely worth trying even with the age on it as the flavor has held up quite well.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 10:52:19 | More by thagr81us
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rufusb

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

very nice, thick, dark in appearance. Not a lot of foam when poured. Bold flavor, "peat-like"; very pleasant taste with not a lot of alcohol overtones. As the beer warmed, that changed. Still not over powering. Heavy and full of body in your mouth.Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 03:00:14 | More by rufusb
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled May 2010. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense dark khaki head with great retention that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, roasted malt, toasted biscuit, molasses, chocolate, light coffee, earthy hops, and a touch of dark fruits. Very nice aromas with good strength and complexity. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toasted biscuit, molasses, nuttiness, coffee, dark fruit, earthy hops, and herbal spiciness. Fair amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and herbal hops on the finish for a good bit. Very nice and lush malt balance with the hop bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed at all on the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent black lager from Avery. Great flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink for the alcohol level.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 03:52:22 | More by superspak
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KajII

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Snifter]

The pour was a thick dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) cream colored rocky head that lasted throughout, producing some excellent sticky lacing.

The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts, grassy hops and a leathery yeast with notes of chocolate, licorice and a smidgen of dark fruit (plums and raisins).

The taste was sweetly bitter and rather malty with a note of chocolate early on and then progressed into this smooth bitter taste with hint of licorice, a small dose of dark fruit and a nice amount of hops at the end. The flavor lasted an average duration with a bitter malty smoothness settling nicely on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet dry in texture with a medium carbonation.

Overall a creamy and malty brew with a nice mild hint of hops which does a great job of setting off the malty sweetness...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 14:23:58 | More by KajII
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this at the local liquor store. I know it's old but it was cheap so I picked up another as I haven't had it since it came out last year.

A - The beer pours a deep dark nearly black color with a 1/2 finger of tan head. Decent retention and lacing. Amber brown edges.

S - Roasted malt character with some coffee and smoke. A hint of earthy hops as well.

T - Roasty throughout. Nice flavors of coffee, smoke, and malty sweetness. More flavorful than the nose would lead on. Medium bitterness throughout. Decent hop flavors as well: more earthy in tone than anything else.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonation. Suprisingly smooth.

O - Still held up pretty well for how old it is. I suppose the higher abv allowed for a decent cellar. Reminds me exactly of the fresh bottle I picked up when it came out.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-23-2011 01:44:30

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 22:40:14 | More by hopfacebrew
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Label says Bottled in May 2010.

A- Pours a shoe polish black with a 1/2 inch light tan head that doesn't last too long before receding to a paper-thin ring with a fluff of surface foam in the middle and bordering lace.

S- Hops and spice. Black pepper along with roasty chocolate sweetness.

T- Bold hops at first that give way to heavy malts and a spicy finish. Bitter in the front, sweet in the back. Alcohol is beautifully hidden which is probably due to the aging. Notes of milk chocolate.

M- Luscious and creamy as well as oily from the heavy amount of hops. Medium carbonation has held up well in the bottle.

O- This one was plucked at the perfect time. Well worth the eleven bucks.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 03:19:54 | More by Immortale25
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TheSarge

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a half lite dimpled stein. I poured this brew in quickly and the head produced was dark tan, and about three fingers thick. The body is jet black with some reddish/black tea hues shining through on the edges of the glass.

The aroma is on a milky lactose type of aroma, along with vanilla and fig.
Taste wise it's smoky, a little coffee and vanilla, with a hint of chocolate.

Feels smooth and full in body. A desert in a glass for sure, and a lager unlike I've had before!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 21:58:13 | More by TheSarge
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this in Atlanta a year and a half after it was released

A - Porter dark with 1 finger of head and a tiny bit of lace on the glass

S - Dark malts and dry hops.

T - Starts out like a porter with burnt malts, but then the hops kick in like fire. Very citrusy, exellent!

M - Well carbonated and full body. Very nice mouthfeel

O - An excellent hoppy black ipa. It's technically a black lager, with tons of hops, but it tastes like a good old fashioned black ipa double dry hopped. As good as it gets for this style.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 04:41:48 | More by BeerDawgs
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arizcards

Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from Total Wine in mid-August for $7.99. Figured i better scoop it up since Avery no longer distributes to Arizona.

Beer poured black as night with a nice tan head that is sustaining very well.

Nose is hints of coffee and chocolate.

Taste is roasted malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, maybe some black licorice. Finish is somewhat dry with a decent amount of bittering hops.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very smooth, quite satisfying.

Overall this is a pretty smackable beer. I enjoy a schwarbier at Gordon Biersch occasionally and to have a double version is very enjoyable. Nice effort Avery!

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 22:56:01 | More by arizcards
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's an interesting brew for sure. The beer poured out as a nice looking black liquid with a foamy brown colored head on top that has a nice sticky lacing to it. The smell of very hoppy, also roasted and has the traditional lager aromas in there too. The taste of the beer was hoppy and had some dry roasted flavors in the back of the mouth. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and dry. Overall it was an interesting brew for sure, can't say I'd have to seek it out again but glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 02:56:04 | More by Knapp85
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - black somewhat viscous looking pour topped off with a big finely bubbled head with loads of lacing.
S - some hops and caramel with a big dose of rich malts.
T - first I've had of this style and it reminds me much of a bock. Figgy fruity tastes combined with rich malts and a subtle hoppy background. The aftertaste is of mild lingering hops and roasted malts.
M - moderate carbonation with a smooth creamy body.
D - goes down very easy.
Quite a nice juxtaposition to the black hoppy ale I had last night. Would like to try a tasting of black hoppy ales and bocks & black lagers.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 00:37:15 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This may not be fair, but I'm judging this in relation to too many really good black IPAs that I've had recently.

A: Poured into a goblet. Black with 2 1/2 inches of thick, brown foam that dissipated into beautiful tan lacing that lasts the whole glass. Quite nice.

S: Piney hops with citrus zest and combined with chocolate makes for a welcoming aroma.

T: I get the unsweetened chocolate, bitter coffee, and roasty maltiness. Sounds weird, but the sweetness from the malt seem separate from the chocolate. Finishes mostly clean with some lingering bitterness.

M: Creamy and less heavy than expected.

I very much enjoyed this, but there are other better hop-forward black beers out there (Hop in the Dark and Sublimely Self-Righteous come to mind), so I'm unlikely to re-visit this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 23:55:51 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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popery

California

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes 7/31/10. Very good beer. The aroma has lots of chocolate, interesting hops and some great dark malt fruitiness. The beer is dark brown, cloudy with a good head. Hops tend toward more German flavors and provide a good bitter finish. Lots of roasted malt in the flavor. It's got plenty of chocolate and gentle roast flavor. The feel is creamy and smooth. I didn't expect to like this beer, much less enjoy it quite so much. It's very easy to drink and blends roasted malt and hop flavors better than most black (D)IPAs that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 21:09:04 | More by popery
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

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

brown tinged, 1-finger, dark tan head, awesome staying power, very tight and creamy lots of layered lacing. deep brown, burnt amber, not quite black color, lightly hazed, rich conc amber-brown in light. dark roast malt touches with pine and citrus hops. chocolte notes, clean dark malt, at times rivals hops. quite fruity smelling, berry and citrus.

first sip is creamy, citrusy, light burn caramel richness, spicy alcohol and bitter hops. med body, chewy and sweet, somewhat sipper. rich chocolate body, big maltiness, burnt prune even. bitterness in finish from touches of burnt malt, but mostly from clean hop bite. hoppy at first, but malt plays more and more as work my way through, always hop dominated, but smooth somehow.

good, even tasty, though not knock your socks off.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 14:12:13 | More by Gueuzedude
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litheum94

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. On clearance at Bottle Barn. $0.99 a bottle! It is over a year old though...

P: Oil slick black with a foamy, brown head. The denseness of the head quickly disappears, leaving a whispy cover, but also some nice lacing.

A: Loads of Baker's chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. German Noble hops dance in the background, giving a leafy earthiness. I'm sure that they've faded a bit. Some dark fruits as well.

T: Dark malt flavors assert themselves: bitter sweet chocolate with roasty coffee flavors. Slightly creamy. Mid-palate has a slight metallic twinge, but not off-putting. The finish is dry, with high carbonation and hop flavors or earth and grass. Some citric twinge.

This is a very tasty beer, and I wish I hadn't passed it up for so long. The only reason this doesn't get a higher score is because I know the hops have faded.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 04:07:26 | More by litheum94
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Boto

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle: This one pours an opaque, dark brown color. There was quite a bit of a tall, tan head that lingers awhile and leaves some lacing. There is a nice nose to the beer. It is an interesting mix of chocolate and pine hops. Possible some caramel and spices also. The taste is good. More of a cocoa taste than chocolate. Some roastiness, hints of caramel and a touch of bitterness. This is a nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 00:17:28 | More by Boto
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JizackFH

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer pours a very dark brown color, almost black. It has a nice 2-finger light tan head on it. The head has awesome retention, and it leaves nice sheets of lacing behind on the glass.

S - It smells of nice roasted malts and a good hop presence. There is a nice sweetness to it, as well as some scents of fruits such as apricots, prunes, and raisins.

T - This has a big roasted malt flavor and a nice bitter hop presence. There are some notes of dark fruits, caramel, chocolate coffee, and maybe even some spiciness. There is also a touch of booziness in the finish.

M - This has a full body and good carbonation. It goes down very smooth and has a nice creamy feel to it. There is some tingling in the mouth from the spiciness. Also, there is some alcohol warmth in the finish.

O - This has pretty good drinkability. It goes down easy, and I really like the flavor. I was a little shocked when I took my first sip of this. I expected it to be a light refreshing beer, but It is more comparable to a hoppy stout. Overall though, I really enjoyed it, and I would buy it again. I really like how Avery actually does something pretty unique every year for their anniversary beers. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 12:56:59 | More by JizackFH
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black color, tanned head is nicely whipped and tall. Great look for any style.

Nose is a little faint to earn the next score. I note some chalky roasted notes, stale cold coffee, chocolate, citrus, diacetyl and caramel. Slight floral note with warmth, and the coffee rolls into something like sun tea.

Very clean palate, booze is well hidden. Sweet but not overly. I wonder how old this is, the hops aren't huge to me. Finishes citric, there's a good chunk of malt for body, and the lager mouthfeel is smooth.

I'm a fan of most of Avery's outings and this is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2011 06:01:34 | More by BretSikkink
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $7.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a very dark brown body with a very tall, fairly long-lasting, tan head. Smattering of lace on the descent.

Smell: A tar-scented note of blackened malts ahead of chocolate melted into low-grade, overheated coffee. Then, some vague roasted nuttiness, as well as the citrus, additional dark fruitiness, and the promised resinous grassiness, though assumably diminished by nearly a year's time.

Taste: Roasty, toasty - going between charry, chilled coffee and scorched bread slices. Bittersweet chocolate shavings and cracked, roasted nuts fall in between the acridness. A hint of stale Whoppers, licorice powder, and cigarette smoke. Some prunes, but as the bitterness gains a cumulative effect on the tongue, it becomes a bit eclipsed. Lightly resinous, earthy hops with some firmly spicy, herbal notes and some citrus, too. Moderately bitter at this point, though, I'll admit, I am a bit late getting around to this one. Oops. I promise, Avery, I'll be Johnny-on-the-spot when it comes to Eighteen! Roasty with moderate bitterness remaining, and warming on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's hoppy, it's a big dark lager. While fun for a little anniversary release frivolity, it's not something I'd regularly turn to.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2011 23:06:01 | More by ChainGangGuy
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SubpoenaDeuces

California

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Avery Seventeen Schwarzbier 8.69% abv

A: a flat black with hues of chocolate color at the edges, minimal head, almost no lacing to speak of

S: Lots of roasted coffee notes, burnt cigar and smoky notes throughout

T: The smoke is present in a big way with a rich maltiness to support it. It at first seems like a standard stout but once the backdraft of smoke fills your bitter tastebuds, it is evident that you are wrangling an entirely different breed of calf. A chocolately, hoppy beast that imparts an oaky finish with a hoof to your jaw. Sweet smoky chin music.

M: The mouthfeel is congruent with its appearance, good coating but not a huge rich chewiness of an imperial stout. You wont be carrying the flavor around for minutes after thinking of Schwarzbiers past.

D: This beer is usually a hard sell but in this instance I would say that it is very drinkable for the style and the smokiness could lead to some awesome summer bbq pairings. The sight of this murky darkness alone may be enough to push some people away, but if they can stop being a pilsner drinking sororityt girl for a moment they could learn a thing or two from this old smoky so and so.

Narrative: 29 years on the job but Jack Fumington had never seen a fire like this. "Captain, the entire west side of the oak warehouse is in a complete blaze and the black licorice factory next door is being consumed as well!" It is times like these that Jack Fumington knows exactly what to do, knuckle down and face the murky blackness of his smoky existence. His family were 4th generation fire fighters, practically born to handle heat like this. "Get me the co2 tanks." "But sir, you know as well as I do that-" "I SAID GET THE CO2." With a clenched jaw Jack descended into the conflagration imparting thick foam at every turn, dousing the windows to the walls. After 25 minutes of herculean effort, the blaze was slagged, the oak barrel emporium lay in ruins, but the towns black licorice industry remained intact. Just another day in the life of Jack Fumington.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 06:45:47 | More by SubpoenaDeuces
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Naugros

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an interesting brew. I guess you have to call a black lager a schwarzbier, but this is one of those that really defies classification so I will decline to review to the style. Honestly, if I hadn't read the label I would have sworn I had poured a stout from the looks of this one. A full two inch head that rose above the rim of the glass and held it for quite a while. Mocha in color on top of a near black beer. But then the smell gave away that this was not a stout. I would have guessed a black IPA at this point except for the roasted smell behind the piny hops turning the overall olfactory experience into something akin to pitch...especially with the alcohol kicking in to help.

Now for the taste...schwarzbier perhaps, but it's got some flavor elements of a porter. A little smoky and seriously roasty with a nice hop balance to the malts in the form pine tar. You even get that chalkiness you sometimes get from a good porter.

This is one serious hybrid of a beer that pulls in elements from so many different styles. Yes, a black lager is technically a schwarzbier, so their label even points to that classification but even if I were to review it to that style it would get high marks. And Avery continues to impress with pushing the flavor profile of their beers to the limit. Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 02:12:39 | More by Naugros
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a mahogany bent, with decent frothy head of ochre, sinking steadily to leave some whispy trails of lace behind. Nice head pattern, very nice everything.

Smells quite roasty and pleasant with some sweetness to it. Touch of coffee but with a dark caramel edge, toffee-esque really and I think some floral hops just peeking out, a tad grassy but lending it a welcome freshness. Not quite enough of anything but very enjoyable.

Taste is quite pleasant also, much dark flavour but mostly sweet with chocolatey notes, more toffee with a really nice brandied edge, yeah takes on a warmth towards the back with a nutty marzipan touch and a bitterness which is hoppy-grassy, resinous as well. Bit of darkness lingers on the back, roasty but not burnt. Very deft touch involved here, for an enjoyable, balanced taste experience.

Bit hot around the edges on the mouthfeel, esp. on the mid, and a bit of dryness around the back. Decent body otherwise.

Great drop of beer, really. Tasty and pretty damn smooth.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2011 02:33:11 | More by laituegonflable
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.