Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) - Avery Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
07-06-2012 10:52:19 | More by thagr81us
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
04-25-2012 03:00:14 | More by rufusb
4.23/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
04-02-2012 03:52:22 | More by superspak
3.58/5 rDev -9.4%
[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...
03-17-2012 14:23:58 | More by KajII
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
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
01-26-2012 22:40:14 | More by hopfacebrew
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
01-06-2012 03:19:54 | More by Immortale25
Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.