Avery Anniversary Ale - Eighteen (Dry Hopped Rye Saison) - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by whatthehull:
3.95/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tasted June 17th 2011 (from notes)
Poured into a la Chouffe tulip
A - a cloudy brown/red/copper, half finger off white head and decent lacing
S - lots of yeast, some sweet and some sour. A slight spice which may be the rye, fruity hops and sweet malts
T - lots of sweet yeast, a bit of hops (fruity and/or floral), slight alcohol, the rye is there, but it just hangs around balancing the sweet and bitter, nice sweet malt character, slightly sour and sugary
M - kind of chewy, medium/low acidity, medium bodied and well balanced
D - i feel like everyone would enjoy this beer. smooth like a big Belgian, just not as sweet. The hops and rye balance it nicely. Hop heads and Belgian lovers will like this
Final thought - great beer, awesome taste, ok price ($8), nice ABV 8.1%. Avery makes good shit, but web better seasonal and anniversary beer
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2011 17:01:36 | More by whatthehull
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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
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