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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen

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86
very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  8.23% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 263 | Reviews: 94
Reviews by Fitwitchik:
Photo of Fitwitchik
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

Pours yellow with a sweet head into nice lacing

Smells just like a Belguim. Lemony with coriander

Strong fruity flavor without the burn of alcohol (alas) Coriander is a bit much. Not as smooth as a high quality Belguim

High carbonation but works for the moment

Overall I would prefer a "true" Belguim but Avery certainly did their best in this department.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured opaque golden into my Russian River stemmed glass.
yellow head. Nice appearance.
Taste a little on the dry side compared to most tripels. Hoppier than most as well. Dry finish.
Very enjoyable. I liked this beer a lot and would definitely recommend it.
Very well crafted. Comes down to personal taste as to how well it is received.
Looking forward to going back and snagging a few more while I still can.

Photo of Beaver13
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is stinky musty yeast, bready malts and some bananas.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some spices and bananas with a bit of a hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK tripel. I liked this better on tap. This seems too sweet with too much banana.

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
2.78/5  rDev -27%
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.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is classic tripel, with some nice citrus and wheat notes. There is also some sweetness from the candy sugar and some spice from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is very similar, with a lot of orange and lemon notes, as well as a lot of pepper and yeast. The beer is fairly dry and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made tripel and another good anniversary beer from Avery.

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled in April 2012.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Starts with about a finger of white head that quickly fades away. Lacing is very light.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with clove spices and lots of fruity esters. Hints of banana and bubble gum. Some coriander and pepper. Big hints of citrus with some orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. A good amount of Belgian candied sugar along with some pale malts and wheat. Also a scent of alcohol.

Taste: A solid balance between fruity sweetness and spices. Big taste of Belgian yeast and cloves up front with some cloves, coriander, and peppers. Midway comes a bready taste of pale malts and wheat. Big taste of fruit with notes of banana, bubblegum, and citrus orange, lemon, and pineapple. Has just enough Belgian candied sugar to liven up the sweetness without becoming too syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and pretty spicy feel. Alcohol is felt a little but is fairly tame.

Overall: A very good American take on a Belgian Tripel. Nice balance between the fruits, sugar, and spices.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
Bottled April 2012
A- This beer pours a hazy golden yellow body with a thin snow white head that last a bit and a swirling microbubble carbonation.

S- The soft dry yeast aroma has a green citrus pith note to it that could be some esters or some hops? The citrus hint at the finish is green hops and has some fruit cocktail notes to it as it warms.

T- The dry green citrus fruit zest quality leads to the yeasty ester taste that is classic in tripels. There is a touch of bitterness from the hops that lingers a moment in the dry finish. The hops take on some apricot notes in the after taste and the fruit cocktail flavor comes through similar to the smell.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a crisp clean fizz to it with no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a nice crisp dry tripel but it has some interesting twist to it that are quite nice. The fruity character that could be hops or yeasty esters really enhance the flavor/smell but they are subtle enough that they don't over power the beer.

Photo of GilGarp
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served cold into a goblet.

Avery's anniversary tripel is a very hazy straw yellow color. The thick white head settles to a rocky top with nice lacing left behind.

Aroma is classic tripel with a mild pilsner base and Belgian yeast.

Flavor is strong, maybe a little more intense than an authentic Belgian example. Spicy and mildly tropical, starts sweet but finishes pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid American tripel and one of the best of Avery's anniversary beers.

Photo of prototypic
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery Nineteen pours a light gold color. There’s a fair amount of haze clouding the scene. It takes on a brighter, more yellow look when held to light. A soft white head tops things off. It only rises to about a finger in height before falling back quickly. A few surface bubbles remained. Lacing was spotty and rather light overall.

The nose is pretty good. It seems a tad weak, but isn’t bad. It is a bit fruity up front. Apple and pear are most notable. Belgian yeast is noticeable almost immediately. I like that. It adds quite a bit in terms of spiciness. White pepper and clove work nicely into the mix. There’s a hint of honey and light hops at the secondary level. Hops smell a little earthy and grassy. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t overwhelm. Smells pretty good. Just needs a little more strength.

The flavor is a notch better. Enough to warrant a score bump. It starts out with a nice mix of apple and pear flavors. A touch of peach might be there, as well. Belgian yeast smells delicious and adds a blend of pepper and clove spiciness. It all works together really well. Honey is noted and adds an intriguing dimension to the flavor. Hops follow and add a bit of a grassy flavor. It all works well together and produces a nice flavor. Alcohol is noted, but isn’t warm or hot. Finishes spicy and dry.

Nineteen has a medium body. Carbonation is active, but the bubbles feel soft. It’s smooth, but won’t be confused with a top-notch, authentic Belgian Triple. It’s pretty easy drinking all the same. I’ll finish off the bomber with little trouble.

Avery Nineteen is a good Triple. No, it’s not top tier, but it’s good. It features the hallmarks of the style and performs pretty well. It’s definitely worth checking out. Happy 19th!

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Pepper notes, phenols, breadyness

T: Coriander, peppery spice & phenols up front, some green apple peel as well. Band-aids, pineapples, a touch of lemon & even some mango, getting better as it warms, grainy notes as well & more coriander. Finishes peppery, fruitty, with pineapple & more coriander

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, carbonation picks up a bit as this warms

Drinks alright, not as good as I hoped, but worth a shot. Avery best deliver something bigger than this for 20 or I will be dissapointed

Photo of thagr81us
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one! Served from growler into a Terrapin mason jar. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, banana, fruit, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, spices, subtle wood, banana, fruit, and subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This aroma on this one was quite good and very inviting. I was concerned that it would not be based on some of the past anniversary brews from them. But this one definitely surprised me on that front. The flavor unfortunately did not follow suit which was rather unfortunate for the brew overall. The boozy note on it was just a little much with the subtle flavors going on which were not able to balance it out. Worth trying if you get the chance.

Photo of mscudder
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottled in April. Poured into a Duvel snifter.

A - Cloudy, almost frozen lemonade colored, yellow with a fluffy head sporting large bubbles.

S - Warm yeast is the most prominent aroma followed by subtle fruits and pine. Dry smell for sure.

T - Dry upfront and throughout, which is not personally my favorite, but well done for the style. Some hops and citrus notes are present throughout with an emphasis on apricot.

M - A crisp and fizzy light bodied Tripel with no alcohol leaking through whatsoever.

O - A solid showing from Avery, but simply too dry for my liking; I prefer more Belgian yeasts, wet hops and a moist finish.

Photo of bierguru
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - gold in body thick creamy head. Laces out thick

S - yeasty. Citrus sweet. A little boozy

T - Fair amount of bitterness up front. Sweet yeast notes in the middle with a dry finish

M - light on the tounge. Beer leaves the mouth Akins of wet dry

O - not a fan a triples overall and don't drink many but I liked this one

Photo of n2185
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of DrinkNewport
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of TexIndy
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Label says "Bottled in April 2012". It was golden sunshine color with good carb streams. It had a large, foamy white head that slowly settled to a constant 1/8" foam cap. Great lacing with lots sticking.

The aroma was yeasty with coriander and other peppery notes along with good level of fruitiness and sweet malt. Moderately dry aroma. The taste leads off with the fruit and then quickly joined by the spices for a dry and spicy finish. I can't pin it down but there is something in the aftertaste that I didn't enjoy and threw it off. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation but had that off aftertaste.

Overall, a good but not great Tripel for me. Avery is one of my favorite breweries and I've enjoyed most of the Anniversary Ales but this one was a slight miss for me. Avail here in TX. Rotation - one time release but if released again I'd have to pass.

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice creamy and bright white head is made off the pour, which sits on this real nice glowing yellow orb of lemon. Opaque with some faint rising pinhead streams. Real nice light yellow glow, good looking tripel.

Nose is classic Belgian candy, soft malts and an almost dense pear fruit smell. Sweetness is dialed down just a bit, with a good semi-dry action. Airy and slightly clove comes out.

Palate seems quite spicy, with a big dry finish which seems unexpected. A nearly hop bitter comes forward in the front with a somewhat buttery palate. Carbonation comes out with a real sharp club soda and tonic water action, but disapates very quickly. Some creamyness gets in but the finish rolls a good amout of gas and left over dioxide sensations.

Overall not that bad, kind of interesting, but no complaints.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Brewforia Meridian tonight for a pricey $10ish... Poured into my slim tulip while taking care of some stuff for work tomorrow... Nice white head leaves behind decent lacing... the brew is slightly hazed straw golden.

The nose is more phenolic than estery... pretty pronounced peppery note with an almost equal clove quality... a little bit of banana with warmth.

Banana and clove battle on the palate ... clove wins out and lingers for quite a while... Some honey and subtle under-ripe apple. As it warms, an almost floral orange zest note comes out.

Good body for an American interpretation of the style... A bit lighter than expected... carbonation is good too, but may be a touch light.

I dig this one... I would buy it again, but it would have to be for less than what I paid today.

All 4's.

Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy, golden color. No head. Well carbonated when drinking. S: Sweet yeasts, white wine, boozy because of the wine smell. T: fruity with peach or apricot jam. The finish is metallic or bitter and then you taste chewy white bread. The alcohol taste is unbalanced with the other flavors, which I have not picked up on in Avery’s other Belgian brews. I like it, but I would rather pick up one of their other Belgian beers. In other words, for an anniversary beer, it was not that exciting.

Photo of Vec2267
3.62/5  rDev -5%
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

Photo of yamar68
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bit thin... lacking much of a head and no real lacing, a slight suggestion of alcohol legs but that's about it. A smidgen of beading.

Nose is nice and clean. Banana, clove, mango, syrupy fruit. Some nice yeast presence as well.

Bready, peppery yeast, more banana, and a strange alcohol character that I wouldn't expect from the ABV. The taste unfortunately suffers from the lack of body.

Overall, worth trying but not much else. I'd love to try this one on tap sometime.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: somewhere between pale and deep gold in color; didn't kick up much head for me - thin lid of fizzy haze; by the time it'd warmed a bit, there was nothing left; quick swirls bring up a brief flash of fine bubbles

S: fairly normal tripel smells of orchard fruits, pale malts, and tart yeasty citrus

T: this is a spot-on tripel - nothing flashy, no attempt to infuse an interesting new ingredient; tastes like citron and white wine, distant pale fruits soaked in white wine; nice back-end tartness

M: cleansing and bracing - crisp with tart edges providing astringency; lively on the palate

O: again, a great tripel - I'm a big fan of Westmalle's Tripel and the Tripel Karmeliet - this beer shares a similar flavor profile; I'd put it on par with Thirsty Dog's Cerberus Tripel and Unibroue's La Fin du Monde in terms of craftmanship. So, if you're familiar with the aforementioned and of like mind, or if you're just getting into tripels, this is a great tasting (and representative) example of the style. Good drinking - refined and elegant/classy while still drinking like a beer. Get some.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy, pale orange straw. Thin mixed head dissipates quickly to a thick ring around the glass and thin film. Aroma true to style with Belgian yeast and spicing, sweet malt and light apple and stone fruit. Flavor follows, with light apple and pear with stone fruit, Belgian yeast, coriander and cloves, sweet malt. Starts somewhat on the sweet side, but finishes rather dry with the tripel spices lingering after the taste. Medium bodied. A nice tripel and enjoyable to drink.

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Slightly hazy gold. A full, almost honey look. Decent white head on the pour that settles to nearly nothing.
smell: Sweet fruit with a hint of spice. Very appealing.
taste: Nicely done. Nice, easy fruit and sweetness with a hint of sour with a gentle finish.
overall: Not a big anniversary beer that will wow, but a nicely done tripel.

Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says bottled in April 2012.

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before slowly reducing to an 1/8 inch head. Sudsy, resilient lacing.

S- Rich and inviting Belgian yeast that's complimented by wheat and a bit of spice.

T- Yeast, fruity esters, more wheat and a nice alcohol tinge. Notes of banana and coriander.

M- Light body, medium-high carbonation and a slightly creamy feel.

O- A tripel that's done by the book but nevertheless delectable.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.