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Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison)Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison)

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83
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306 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 306
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.12% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: t420o on 06-03-2011)
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Reviews by JLeege:
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JLeege

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dry Hopped Rye Saison, one of those beers I have dreamed about… Let’s see how it turned out.

Appearance- Pours out a clear copper color with two thick fingers of off white head. Good retention and some sticky lace left down the glass.

Smell- Lots of citrus and floral notes. Caramel, a little bit doughy and yeasty. Some muddled rye in their too. I suppose it smells like it should, but the rye isn’t as “bright” as I was expecting.

Taste- Very doughy up front, but sort of plain (Lacking the rye quality and spicy yeast). Then it turns floral and slightly citrus; your more classic saison flavor notes. A little lemon and fairly grassy. Some caramel and raison. Then the rye is noticed on the finish, again not very vibrant.

Mouthfeel- Dull, rather syrupy. Lacks the liveliness typically found in the style.

Overall- A disappointment for me, the rye addition retracted more than anything. There is a lot going on, but it doesn’t all come together very well. I love saisons and rye beers, but this was ok at best.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 02:22:03 | More by JLeege
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Nate says after taste reminds him of Fresca. Medium cloudy brown with a thin white head, smells like an aged saison, rye definitely apparent in smell and taste, also taste faintly yeasty and clovey. Medium low in carbonation, slightly boozy. Taste like a mild version of John Henry's 3 lick spiker ale almost exactly.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 306 ratings.