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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
89
very good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 8
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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Photo of MarshallMan
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MarshallMan, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
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.

Immortale25, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

IdrinkGas, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Kirch, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

TexAggie011, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Anthony1
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Anthony1, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

photomike, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

alamode, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jak
5/5  rDev +26.6%

jak, Dec 13, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

nmann08, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of TheSarge
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!

TheSarge, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

pperez38, Dec 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

deapokid, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of BeerDawgs
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.

BeerDawgs, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bigred89, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mcorwin, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Exiled, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jamesgaither, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rab53, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of lakersfan16
5/5  rDev +26.6%

lakersfan16, Nov 19, 2011
Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.