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

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BA SCORE
88
very good
212 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
283
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.69%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WhatsNewinBooze on 05-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews
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Reviews: 212 | Ratings: 283
Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Its a really dark amber color with billowing head when first poured then it dissipates leaving a sticky unrelenting lacing.

S: smells of caramel a little chocolate coffee and german hops. smells like a nice german lager with the roasted sweet character in the background.

T: really smooth and balanced. the sweetness almost disappears leaving a sort of charred hops with the aftertaste. maybe my palate is amateur still but nothing really pops out to me except at the end. its just super smooth and inviting with the little bit of hops at the end giving it some mmmph. I guess for a lager it has big flavor though.. at least its not watery

M: real nice slick mouth feel leaving some stickiness. little carbonation bubble attack my tongue

D: Theres no way I would guess this is almost 9%. its really smooth drinking and there is nothing getting in the way for me to not be able to drink this all the time. really nice touch on what i think of as a "boring" style. The Avery touch.

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Photo of WhatsNewinBooze
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I always look forward to the new release of Avery Anniversary Ale. This year it is a Dry Hopped Black Lager and I enjoyed every drop. It pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with a half inch khaki colored head. The nose was chalked full of citrus aromas from the hops with some raosty and smoky undertones. The palate the hops were not as intense as they were on the nose, rather they are in good balance with the roasted malts; notes of coffee, bitter dark choclate and citrus.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.