Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Rifugium:
3.85/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
First had: on tap at their brewpub
Poured a slightly hazy amber color with a pleasantly lacing white head. Rye + saison ... two things that can be great when done right, so together they could be great too. I think Avery hit the mark for the most part. A definite breadiness in the aroma, slightly yeasty, with a good rye spice addition, and woody, citrusy hops noticeable. Tasted toasty, bready, light with pale malts, but flavorful with rye, moderately hopped, with spicy notes, and a touch of astringency, I thought. Overall very good, medium-bodied and complex, and quite drinkable. It is Avery, so watch your ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2011 22:27:20 | More by Rifugium
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3.6/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Not expecting much from the dry hop at this point.
Pours a clear amber with a frothy half inch cream head that lingers. Bubbles of effervescent carbonation rise from the bottom of the tulip.
Caramelized malt, slightly buttery, along with pear and green apple firm the initial aroma. Fairly yeasty, slightly funky notes emerge. There's a hint of peach.
Flavor is less impressive. There's an underlying green apple note, along with peach and a bit of yeast character. The toasted malt backbone is present, but fairly banal. Finish is slightly dry and has a touch of rye bitterness. There's a plastic flavor that is offputting. Sweettart flavor emerges late. Rye flavor becomes more prominent as it warms.
Body is moderate, with almost sparkly carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.
Wish the flavor was as intriguing as the aroma. Definitely more malt character than most saisons. The malt character seems a little stale, likely due to the rye contribution.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2013 20:48:40 | More by barczar
Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) from Avery Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.