Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
06-21-2012 21:47:14 | More by NWer
2.9/5 rDev -23.9%
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.
05-26-2012 04:36:17 | More by Beaver13
2.74/5 rDev -28.1%
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.
06-15-2013 05:14:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
4/5 rDev +5%
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.
06-25-2012 02:38:22 | More by Mora2000
4.33/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
06-23-2012 05:39:22 | More by MattyG85
4.38/5 rDev +15%
(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.
07-03-2012 13:19:42 | More by rhoadsrage
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
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.
05-21-2012 02:36:55 | More by GilGarp
3.88/5 rDev +1.8%
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!
08-19-2012 04:03:39 | More by prototypic
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
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
06-14-2012 01:20:08 | More by russpowell
3.65/5 rDev -4.2%
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.
07-06-2012 10:39:20 | More by thagr81us
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
07-08-2012 03:04:23 | More by mscudder
3.68/5 rDev -3.4%
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
07-17-2012 04:23:05 | More by bierguru
Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
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