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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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95 Reviews
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Reviews: 95
Hads: 264
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 19.11%
Wants: 5
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.

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Reviews: 95 | Hads: 264
Photo of gpogo
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light golden yellow. Hazy body with a nice bit of carbonation, but not a heavy stream of bubbles. Little white head that quickly dissipates.

A- Nice belgian yeast aroma. Sweet light malts, but slightly spiced smelling.

T- Initial hit of bitterness followed by a malty sweetness ad belgian fruitiness. Clean finish, but surprisingly(and pleasantly) dry.

M- Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

D- Very enjoyable beer. Quite an impressive Tripel.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a hazy pale straw color with a flash head and no lacing. The nose is mostly comprised of pear-heavy fruity esters and a straightforward hit of candi sugar sweetness, with light garnish levels of yeast and pepper, light booze lingers off in the middle distance. Each sip greets me with a light burst of peppery spice that retreats behind that lingering pear / sweet pineapple combo (yet also a minimal boozey hotness) of a classic tripel. Has a soft and creamy texture but also keeps on the lighter side of medium body...my biggest issue with this beer is lackluster carbonation but everything else is pretty much a by-the-book example of a good Tripel.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bright gold glass starts with a full finger of white foam that dropped off to a thin cover.

Smell: Belgian yeast is a bit beady with a firm hop leaf earthiness that is appealing. Some lemon, lemongrass, lime rind action working as well.

Taste: Fairly classic Tripel profile, not very full flavored though, almost comes across as a bit watery. Everything that is there is good, tonic like bitter, slightly farm fresh yeast, clean malt. Hides the alcohol well though, only seeps in after a few sips.

Mouthfeel: Soft silky texture, low carbonation seems a bit off for style but it's enjoyable.

Overall: A fair Tripel, well made with no noticeable flaws. A little at the edge of the style but nothing drastic. A fine evening sipper.

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Photo of Raiden805
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a great looking beer. I was suggested it at my local market that carries some nice beers. I was told it was a limited edition type of beer by Avery Brewing Co. He knew I loved my Belgian beers.

While I poured it, I could already smell the aromas of bananas, as weird as that sounds. As I took a deeper smell, I was able to smell a small amount of wheat. To me, it almost DRINKS like a heffeweizen, some might call me crazy, but that's how I felt about it.

It has great taste to it, I still get a fruity/banana and wheaty after taste to it. I drank mine out of a chalice, 6oz glass. Great carboantion, once it hits the roof of ur mouth, you really get the full effect of this beer. I was really able to taste that Belgian candy sugar taste, I loved it! It gives it that swet accent.

You don't taste too much of the alcohol content on it, but it definitely gives my tongue a tingle feeling to it.

It drank like an ale, but definitely didn't smell like most ales I have drank. It is a great tasting Belgian Ale, but I don't think it tops others I have had before. A great experience and addition to my palette though!

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Photo of prototypic
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

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Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good Tripel. Avery got the hard part down...the yeasty, almost cheese-like presence of the really good Tripels. It was a bit short in the fruity / spicy flavors which many lesser Tripels achieve.

Pours a hazy, light straw gold color into my Chimay goblet. Small delicately bubbly white head that fades quickly...like many Tripels. Not much in the way of lacing

The yeast is really prominent in the aroma, a little light fruit (apples/pears) and some mild citrus (lemon).

Tastes pretty good!!! The yeast really makes it, as good as some of the better Tripels out there. I was expecting to notice more sweet light fruit and a little black pepper spiciness. Those aspects were pretty mild. The citrus presence was prominent.

Mouthfeel is rich as it should be. Could have used a bit more black pepper, but overall just right. There is a little alcohol presence but not too much. Very easy on the palate....goes down very smooth.

Overall a good but not great Tripel. One of the better American takes on this style.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty with some fruity notes. Light caramel notes.

T - Nineteen hits you with spiciness up front with some fruitiness - like green apple and pear. Some sweet caramel and bready malt add backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is good. Avery always does good beer and their Anniversary beers are always ones I look forward to. This did not disappoint.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pale gold color, not bad at all. Slightly hazy with a white head that is weak in frame but the beer still looks good. Head is maybe 1/3" disappearing before the first sip.

Smell: Light yeast scent and hoppy feel. But keep in mind it is light.

Taste: Little all over the place with the yeast, lightly sour but bitter. Honestly really like it. It isn't the best tripel but that doesn't mean it isn't good.

Mouth: Little sticky, incredibly smooth.

Overall: I drank this without seeing a review and Avery has made better. I love tripels, but there are other brews out there that stand out. This is really a quality drink just depends on how and what you are comparing it to. Drink up and Salud!

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

"Celebrating nineteen years of brewing could kind of get overlooked what with the big 2-0 coming. But we will never forget 2011! Not only was it our largest growth year ever, but we also began designing our new brewing facility! In excited anticipation of 20 years and the new brewery, we concocted this very traditional, yeast driven dry and fruity Tripel." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Tripel Ale. Released in 2012 as a one-off anniversary release, available in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 46º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of a ivory color over a medium-hazy golden amber body. Subtle Retention is above average and lacing is light and streaked. 4

(Smell) Wheat, pilsner malts, honey, spiced bread and white grape juice. Mildly sweet and potent aroma, very effervescent. 3.75

(Taste) Flavors of wheat malts, biscuity grains, fermented honey and a vinous fruit profile of white grape, peach and a touch of citrus rind. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is slick, mildly viscous and medium dry. Carbonation generates spritely bubbles for a medium crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is slightly peppery and grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is moderate, there are no notable off-characters. 4

(Overall) It's a fairly solid Tripel ale with a good deal of malt body, vinous fruit character and syrupy sweetness. 8.23% may seem a bit mild but this drinks surprisingly light. 4

Avery Brewing Company's
Nineteen Belgian-Style Tripel

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.82/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of ksimons
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
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

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Photo of PDXHops
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a Maudite snifter. While the size of the bright white head is disappointing, it's fairly tenacious and leaves some streaks of lace. Hazy gold body.

Sweet sugar cookie nose with a hearty dose of cloves and a white pepper spiciness that tastes much stronger than it smells. A bit on the thickish side, but with plenty of carbonation and bitterness to cut through the body. I'm digging the interplay between the sweeter clove/cookie flavors and the prickly spice. The ABV is reasonably well-disguised, enough so that this one will really sneak up on you. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I understand why a lot of the other reviewers comment on its similar to an unfiltered wheat. The body consists of the same yellow color with cloudy notes. The foamy thick white head settles to leave a bit of lacing left behind.

The nose is sweet and filled with that typical Belgian nose but with banana. There is also some light malt. Its aromatic and has a good nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel
A lasting Belgian typical taste which is what I expected from the nose. The most surprising bit is how light and milky this beer. It's a nice change of pace and decent example. I could have done with a bit of carbonation and maybe a slightly dryer mouthfeel.

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Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
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

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Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy pale lemonade color with a good head that fades to lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus and fruit, mostly banana. Mild malt sweetness and some spice.

T: taste of citrus and fruit, again mostly banana, sweet malt and bread. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, smooth and well balanced. The 8.23% ABV is very well hidden.

O: Nice tripel. Not an in your face, overpowering offering of the style.

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Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a huge effervescent white head. Fades very slowly, leaving fluffy patches of lacing everywhere.

S: Pear, lemons, and a little grass up front. A hint of apple and a bit of breadiness.

T: Very bready, biscuity and grainy for lack of a better term. I get some pear, banana and a little honey too. Sort of odd herbal and grassy bitterness in the finish. Some spices linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation, drying on the back end.

O: Unusual tripel. It's sweet and biscuity and then oddly bitter. Like a reverse IPA. Don't care much for the finish at all, bitter and drying and almost astringent. Otherwise a decent beer.

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Photo of mscudder
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of bierguru
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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Photo of TexIndy
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a cloudy straw-yellow color with a thin white head, minimal retention and a bit of soapy lacing. Spicy yeast in the nose, and a mix of light phenol and fruity esters; pretty typical tripel profile, really. More of the same in the taste, bready malts, spicy coriander, yeast, banana and pear. Again, pretty typical stuff for the style. The tripel is a style that I'm falling more and more out of love with, but this one was actually quite smooth and drinkable, medium body, and soft carbonation. Alcohol was noticeable but not too pronounced. Pretty good selection from our pals at Avery.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of Pencible
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a hazy light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and sour Belgian yeast, with some sweet candi sugar and lavender.
T: It tasted like bitter grassy and waxy hops, with some sour Belgian yeast and sweet candi sugar. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste with a little alcohol.
M: It was thin with moderate carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a decent tripel but nothing special. The scent and taste were good, but the body was a little weak. The finish was smooth enough, so it was fairly easy to drink. Worth trying once, but not really more.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of Vec2267
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.