Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
3.58/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a cloudy dark orange with a nice white head that laces.
Smells of apple, malt/rye, some funky sugar notes.
Tastes of apple, pear with some bitterness...a bit of spice. Nothing lingers for long.
It is dry but almost too acidic. Maybe, since it's so dry, drop the carbonation some.
It is a different take on saision that has some funk but isn't that striking or interesting in the end. It's too acidic/harsh for my taste...not sure what in the mix is causing that. Anyway, an OK beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2011 23:23:36 | More by TenHornsProud
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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.