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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen

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86
very good

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.23% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-13-2012)
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msquared36

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Orange and clear. No foam. Looks like apple juice (this is going to be a reoccurring theme).

Smells like...Apple juice. Not beer with a scent of apple juice, but "did-someone-replace-this-beer-with-apple-juice?" apple juice.

Tastes like...Apple juice. But only a little. Finishes with lemony bitterness and caramel.

Feels like...Apple juice. Very little noticeable carbonation. Kind of watery.

This beer reminds me of apple juice, obviously. There is some complexity to the taste that makes it a worthwhile beer to try, but probably not one to try twice.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:25:22 | More by msquared36
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dank203

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

snifter, orange with not much head. old 2012 bottle apparently only brewed once. getting a lot of peach, sour apple, lemon lime. mellow, not a big spice kick. some grapefruit and white grape. alcohol is very present but well blended. going down pretty easy, some heat

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 20:54:14 | More by dank203
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BierJager89

California

4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Somewhat hazy yellow with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates to absolutely nothing.

S: Funky, earthy belgian yeast, poppy, earthy spices, citrus in the nose.

T: Some poppy, orange dominates, some spices, Belgian yeast.

M: Smooth enough, and medium-full bodied.

O: A really good citric, perhaps unconventional, tripel.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:49:35 | More by BierJager89
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A gold pour, reasonable head, mild aroma (especially for a Belgian-style), as tripels go, there is a very mild flavor. This beer has a pretty high carbonation. There's little aftertaste.

Unfortunately, for an anniversary beer, it's rather forgettable. It's not a bad beer. I'd happily drink it again, but I'm not going to crave it.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 10:30:47 | More by DrinkNewport
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright yellow, with no head or lace. A fair amount of clarity. Nothing special in the appearance

S - Trippel for sure. Belgian yeast is very strong. Bananas, pepper, spices.

T - Sweet, belgian yeast. Spicy. Very much like the aroma.

M - High carbonation.

O - A good trippel, but not over the top. I will drink it all day, don't get me wrong. But Avery sets the bar high with all of their other concoctions!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 02:12:46 | More by BeerDawgs
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Walter Payton shaker pint glass.

Yup, Avery's definitely legal... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear straw-gold topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises light biscuit, black pepper, clove, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, light banana peel, and confectioner's sugar-laden lemon. The taste brings in more of the same, with the spices still taking center stage, along with a vein of sweet flowers coming through the sides on occasion. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice spice-forward tripel, one that shows its American colors fairly strongly.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 21:22:05 | More by TMoney2591
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ksimons

New York

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-a mostly clear golden with two fingers worth of white fluffy head

S-pale bready malt, sweet candied fruits, and spices

T-pale malt backbone with sweet fruit, spices, and a bit of bitterness

M-medium body, somewhat light carbonation

Overall this is a decent Tripel, not outstanding but has some good qualities to it

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 21:59:34 | More by ksimons
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uturn

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How served: 22oz bomber with a silver foil wrapped cap was poured into a Westmalle Chalice.

Notes: This is Avery’s 19 anniversary beer which was bottled in the spring of 2012.

A: The beer poured an opaque golden color with a 2 finger white fluffy head which left a thin sticky lacing on the glass.

N: The nose was full of cloves and pepper with mild hints of citrus and pears and at the very beginning I got a faint note of banana.

T: The taste followed the nose with cloves and spicy pepper mixed with coriander, pears and hints of green apple. There were also mild hints of candi sugar however this brew was not sweet and finished fairly dry.

M: This beer had a medium body with a low to medium level of carbonation and left a nice warming sensation on the palate.

O: Overall this was a very good brew and a very good representation of a true Belgium made Tripel, however it was not quite in the same class of some of the classic Tripels like the one from Westmalle.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 22:59:30 | More by uturn
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Avery's Nineteenth Anniversary Ale a couple months ago for $7.59 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for a Tripel tonight and I've been holding on to this one long enough so it's time give it a try, lets see how it goes. Bottled in April 2012, so it's over a year old. Poured from a brown 22oz foiled bottle into a Belgian tulip.

A- The label looks ok, it looks like a couple monks sitting around a table drinking beer, not bad, but it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a good amount of patchy lacing behind. This was a nice looking Tripel, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that has a candied sugar like aroma to it and it's followed by some spicy Belgian yeast that leads to a nice banana aroma with some nice citrus and slight tropical fruit aromas in the background. Towards the end I get a slight bubblegum like aroma. The aroma is pretty nice, it's was a little unique for the style with a nice mixture of citrus fruit aromas.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that has a nice Belgian candied sugar flavor followed by a great mix of fruit flavors, there's some banana sticking out the most but it's blended nicely with some citrus fruit flavors with some pineapple sticking out. Up next I get a really light bubblegum flavor that is barely detectable with a lighter amount of spicy flavors from the Belgian yeast. On the finish there's a pretty light amount of medium bitterness with a nice fruity aftertaste with a little bit of Belgian yeast. This beer tasted good, it was unique for the style with a unique fruit combination that I really enjoyed.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, refreshing, fairly dry on the finish, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice but I felt like it needed just a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good and unique example of a Tripel, it wasn't as heavy on the spices, bubblegum and banana as most Tripel's but it made up for that with the a great and unique combination of fruits in the taste and aroma. This beer has good drinkability, it's smooth, refreshing, not filling, the alcohol is hidden very well and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a whole bomber to myself and if I was really in the mood for this beer I could see myself drinking a couple, especially on a nice summer day. What I liked the most about this beer was the unique fruity aspect in the taste and aroma, it was really nice and it sets this beer apart from all the other Tripel's. What I liked the least about this beer was the carbonation, it could have used a little more, but that could be from the age, so i'm not that concerned about it. I would buy this beer again if they decide to release it again, I bought the last bottle my local store had and I don't think I'll find any more bottles hanging around, but if I did I would buy one or two and I would recommend this to anyone who likes the style. All in all I was a little impressed with this beer, I didn't have the highest expectations since I have yet to be really impressed by a beer from Avery but this one turned out to be pretty damn good and I enjoyed how this wasn't your average Tripel. Nice job guys, this is is good beer and I'll have to keep a look out for more beers from Avery.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:41:19 | More by StoutHunter
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.74/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a very light, pale straw yellow. A one-inch head of very loose, bubbly, off-white foam almost immediately disappears, leaving lots of tiny bubbles bursting at the surface, almost as if this is really a sparkling wine. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a hazy lemon-lime and somewhat opaque, with a pillar of bubbles rising through the center from the bottom.

S - Esters of lighter sugar-forward fruits are what's prominent, although the nose itself is rather soft. Pear, bubblegum, apple, honey. Bready yeast in the background along with some very light toasted malts and hints of caramel. A touch of white pepper when it warms.

T - Taste is more malt-forward than the nose, and really pretty simple: light wheat toast with apple butter and honey, with a bit of green seedless grapes on the side. Noticeable floral hops on the back-end really snap off the taste, and seem unbalanced for a Tripel. A bit of subtle spicing in the background.

M - Rather fizzy at first, but the carbonation doesn't hold in the mouth, and the quaff comes off as almost flat. Body is rather thin with an airy, somewhat disjointed structure. Finish is quite short. ABV is a bit hot on the tongue.

O - Meh. If this was my first homebrew Tripel, I wouldn't be ashamed to share it, but it's really quite a pedestrian expression of the style, especially compared to the notable Belgiums. It's almost a malt-based fermented apple juice with some honey for sweetness mixed in. The components of this beer not only didn't come together as one, they are each lacking in the sense of qualitative, substantive contributions. A swing and a miss from a usually solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:14:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy golden yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a minute or two. Okay lacing.

S: Belgian spice, fruit esters. Sweet.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Malt, fruit, yeast, alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: An average Tripel. Nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:29:04 | More by SolipsismalCat
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Braz

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From Tacoma Boys. Very blonde color, clear with a bit of chill haze. Thin white head leaves some decent bubbles. Fruit and yeast scents. Apple, maybe a little coriander. Slightly sweet bitter and acidic taste. White grape. Dull finish. Slight metallic notes too. Body is very thin for me. Booze not well masked either. For the most part, the beer fits a tripel but is just not a real good one. Drinkable but for this style not a great one.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 13:58:31 | More by Braz
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden hue, particles suspended and floating in the brew, long lasting, rocky head that left a lacy web of foam on the glass. Smells of spices; light clove, cinnamon, floral. It tastes exactly like it smells with no surprises, floral, perfumery, spices. There is no alcoholic burn, no heat. This is very pleasant. Medium thick mouthfeel with a lingering burn from the carbonation which is full without being fizzy. There is an aftertaste of bitterness which I associate with "Belgian beers". All in all this was a great example of a tripel, and one of the best belgian style beers I've ever tried.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 05:24:10 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy honey colored brew. A rich and dense head sits on top and when it fades it leaves alot of lacing. Looks more like a wit then Tripel.
Aroma is dry and crisp pale malts, spicy and yeasty.
Taste is dry and tart with some fruity notes. Pale malts and spice too.
Drinks smooth and clean. Really nothing to dislike about this brew. not exactly to style in my opinion but very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-17-2013 18:58:56 | More by micromaniac129
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n2185

North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: purs a hazy yellow with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: Belgian spices with candy sugar and sweet light fruits dominate the nose with hints of citrus.

T: spices here as well with notes of citrus, candy sugar, and fruits. A strong yeasty character brings up the finish with a slight bitterness.

M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is a bit watery, but not too bad.

O: a decent tripel overall, though a little bland and undercarbonated for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 13:11:48 | More by n2185
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

P: Pale bright yellow color that is evenly hazed. White fizzy head that lasts a few seconds and disappears.

S: Lime, lemon, tart and acidic, yikes stripes fruit striped gum, mango, pineapples, warmed milk in cereal, and bready yeast.

T/M: Dank earthy tropical fruit, musty mouth coating, tart lemon and limes. Belgian candy sugar, spices, and powdery yeast. Bitterness is apparent but subdued by the sweet alcohol. Booze starts to swarm once warm. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter fruit soaked alcohol.

O: A nice anniversary surprise. A solid tripel that delivers complex flavors. The acidity was a tad much but overall a great beer to enjoy. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 01:26:57 | More by Hopswagger
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silver foil capped bomber bottled April 2012 into standard pint.

A: hazy straw colored got about a finger of frothy white head that fell to a fantastic cap of froth.

S: strong pale malt smell with a bit of mild hops keeping it from being sweet. A bit of spice and very light citrus notes almost like lemongrass. But mostly big rich pale malts. Not as much belgian funk as I was expecting, only a slight yeast smell.

T: Opens malty and rich, slight spicy notes. Finishes with some citrus and a good hard yeast flavor almost like a bread starter.

M: chewey and pretty heavy. Good stuff.

O: my first trippel, had a couple strongs and dubbels. I like this despite it being a lighter beer (color wise) for my taste. The belgian yeast flavor hits right when it should.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 04:47:45 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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kristiekatk

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nineteen pours a beautiful straw/golden color, hazy, with a 3-finger off-white head that slowly settles into a thick, whipped topping layer and leaving terrific Belgian lace.

The aroma is heavy golden fruit esters; peaches, pears, etc. There are some flowery bouquet notes, mild alcohol, and some grainy notes. Flavor is sweet with a huge fruit presence that leans more towards the citrus rather than bananas. You’ll find some light peppery phenols and a great, spicy yeast flavor.

The 8.23% alcohol creates a pleasant creaminess in this medium-bodied beer, and it’s well-carbonated, effervescent qualities lead to a crisp and dry finish. It stays sweet all the way through, but there is some light grassy hop action in the finish. There is a slight bit of alcohol warmth, but nothing overly noticeable.

Overall, a sweet and crisp tripel that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 04:28:44 | More by kristiekatk
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Living816

Northwest Territories (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a shame this is a one-time beer. Avery did an outstanding job here. A convincingly Belgian tripel without any inappropriate embellishments or adornments. Very nice aroma of sweet malt, fruits, slight banana and spice. Exceedingly smooth on the mouth without inappropriate hot or solventy alcohols. You can tell it's a proper strong beer but it doesn't have any hot or unpleasant burn to it. The yeast and malt carry this beer. Mine was bottled in April. No idea how it changed over time, except that it aged quite well.

You'll feel it for sure. Very drinkable beer. Simple, clean, straightforward tripel. No new ground paved here, but a good tripel is hard to find. The road to Belgium is littered with half-assed attempts to doctor up a style that, by definition, is clean and yeast driven.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 23:53:51 | More by Living816
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rapidsequence

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Total Wine in NoVA. Bottled April 2012.

Appearance: Hazy dark yellow, like concentrated urine. Soapy white head lasts 10 seconds and leaves no lacing-- at all.

Smell: Spicy phenolic yeast notes. Pear, apple, much less banana. Bready malt. Good smelling tripel.

Taste: Very yeast driven and spicy. Plenty sweet, not too much though. Not enough bright fruity esters to really round this out. Very little alcohol heat in this one.

Mouthfeel: I think this bottle may be a bit undercarbed. Other that some sweet stickiness on the finish, this beer is pretty boring in the mouth. None of the creaminess and silkiness that really good tripels have.

Overall: I think this may have been better fresh, and I wouldn't have aged it 8 months. I bought it a few weeks ago on an endcap at Total Wine and just assumed it was new. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 01:47:24 | More by rapidsequence
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of some citrus hops, sweet bready and grainy malts, Belgian yeast, coriander and other spices, and lemon zest.

T - Starts off with a mix of citrus hops, some light bitterness, some sweet grainy malts, some lemon zest, and coriander. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast comes through with some more spices, and a bit of farmhouse flavor. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts, Belgian yeast, spices, fruity esters, and lemon zest.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, spicy, and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced Tripel. Very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 05:28:32 | More by ngeunit1
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this into a tulip style glass. The coloring is a little darker than straw with very minimal head coming off. There is a lot of stuff floating in this beer, which you would expect from the bottle conditioning.

Off the top I get pretty strong banana esthers and the sour presence. It smells pretty good, but there isn't a lot of balance there.

The flavor is pretty strong. It has the elements of the tripel from the yeast. You get a lot of flavor in each sip, and it seems pretty over-whelming.

This is a decent tripel, but I think I would go pick up a Unibroue trippel in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 02:45:18 | More by ummswimmin
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Vec2267

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy pale yellow, an inch of white foam that fades quickly leaving some lacing

S - quite aromatic, yeast, spice, floral, honey

T - Belgian yeast, spice (Coriander/clove/pepper), apples, a grape Pinot Noir tart note more than the typical sweet

M - heavier and more syrupy than a typical Belgian, not the expected effervescence

O - a very enjoyable beer, the spice components give it more a Wit quality than a typical Triple

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 01:19:59 | More by Vec2267
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 ounce bottle - $7.98 at Sherlock's in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, yellow toned body with a smallish, brief head of near white suds.

Smell: A nose smelling of light pale malts, wheat included, some husky hints and additional notes of peach/pear, ineffusive lemon, florals, faint spice, but a big pop of liquor.

Taste: Ultra pale maltiness with grainy unrefined wheat followed by a big pinch of sugar. Some orchard fruitiness, though essentially nothing in the way of banana esters. Small hint of citrus, too. Minor phenolic spiciness. Quick into the taste, there's a sizable bite of alcohol that's nearly solvent in character and fairly bitter. Remains sweet, sugary until the warm finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Some sticky chewiness present.

Overall: Nineteen is just too sweet and too boozy for me and a bit coarse, much the way I was at nineteen. Maybe it's simply Avery really lowering their anniversary beer expectations to completely blow us away for the 20th anniversary release. Crafty, them Avery boys.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 15:34:23 | More by ChainGangGuy
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed yellow wheat color. Just a whisp of fizzy white head formed then fell just as quickly.

4.0 S: This is a nice, earthy tripel. Not overly fruity like some - just right. Honey, pepper and clove spiciness dominate the nose. Hay and grassy hoppiness. Lightly floral with a dirty earthiness that I like a lot. Mildly yeasty. Overall, solid.

3.5 T: Like the nose, this is earthy and spicy. Honey, pepper, and clove are again the leading flavors. Hay, grassy, flowers, earth to follow. Not a lot of complexity, but what is there is done quite well.

4.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good carbonation level for the style, but on the lower end. Spritzy, light, and fluffy. Good here.

3.5 D: Good overall effort. Lacking in the complexity department, but other than that I have no complaints.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 03:53:10 | More by DavoleBomb
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.