Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by tavernjef:
4.05/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Musty squash yellowy brown color with a small, loosely placed, bubbly crown of dark ivory foam on top. Lots of lacing in a blaze of spotting.
Mushy, musty, breadyness, crammed with dull banana on the nose with dusty earthyness and mega dulled ryeness. Quite mellow and malty with hints of rye spice and corriander.
Taste has alot more of the same with a solid pasting of gooey bready malt that's squished with old banana tones, a slight twist of rye and pumpernickel breads. Notes to orange zest and dry leafy hoppyness emerge late, but overall this is mostly malt and mushy of dull breadyness.
Creamy medium/full body malt laden goodness with a borderline Doppebock-like girth mashed with a fairly full on take within the Saison style minus a good chunk of the spiceyness found in most of that style.
I quite liked it and found it very easy to drink; as well as enjoy! Happy 18 Avery, keep 'em coming!
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2011 02:16:07 | More by tavernjef
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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.