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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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beertunes

Washington

2.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy pale yellow color, with just a thin cap of white head that had very low retention and lacing. Not the big, pillowey, long-lasting and sticky head I expect (and love) in the style.

The aroma hit all the expected notes, grains, spice and yeast, of the style, but nothing really took control. Taste-wise, something was missing. All the things that should have been there were there, but it didn't come together like it should have. The flavors were soft, not bold and crisp (except for a sharp alcohol bite that shouldn't have been there, given that this is on the low side of the scale for the style) like I look for, the taste was bland and harsh at the same time.

The body was very much on the the thin side of typical for the style. Drinkability was not very pleasant, it was almost a chore to finish the bottle. Overall, a disappointment. Avery makes some very good beers and their White Rascal is among the best, and my favorites, of the Wit style. I expected much more from them in a Tripel. Take a pass if you see this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 21:53:09 | More by beertunes
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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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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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Beaver13

Colorado

2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 04:36:17 | More by Beaver13
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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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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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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 14:18:57 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale copper color with a massive, foamy head. Smell is of yeast, apple, sugar, and bread. I let it warm a bit before taking a sip, and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. It was a little hoppier than I had expected, but not in a bad way. I'd have this beer again, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 17:17:21 | More by alysmith4
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champ103

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX

A: Pours a clear yellow color. A two finger white head forms and recedes in a minute to nothing. Not much lace either.
S: Phenolic yeast and peppery spice up front. I get a whiff of sulfur that lingers around. Also a metallic twang.
T: Follows the nose with yeast and peppery spice. Phenolic and sweet. A lingering sulfur and mineral flavor that is slightly metallic.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. The alcohol is noticeable, and makes this a slow sipper.

I don't know why, but I always seem to get a mineral and sulfur character in most of Avery's Anniversary offerings that I am not a fan of. Not something I particularly want to come back to.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 14:52:28 | More by champ103
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kojevergas

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2012 Avery Anniversary Edition Belgian-Style Tripel. Nineteen. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with foiled-over pressure cap served into a La Chouffe tulip in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are above average. Reviewed live.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head of slight cream, nice thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Colour is a dull hazy yellow. Nontransparent. Nontranslucent.

Sm: Lemon citrus esters, biscuity yeast, clean malts, hints of cream, hints of wheat (?), and a light floral hop aroma. Mild to moderate in strength.

T: Lemon citrus rides nicely alongside the backgrounded citrusy hop aroma atop the clean malt foundation with wheat tinges. Some cream underlies, but ideally should open the flavours. Nicely balanced and put together, if a bit watery. Not particularly complex, but there's some subtlety here. The ABV trickles in a bit on the backend. The yeast is too understated.

Mf: Too watery. Smooth and wet, with some light coarseness through the climax - and aptly so. Adequately carbonated. Fairly light on the palate.

Dr: I wouldn't call it refreshing, but it's nice to drink. I wouldn't want to quaff it, but it's drinkable for the ABV. A nice little tripel from Avery, but nothing I'd have again or recommend. I do like it, but it's far from special or unique.

C+

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 02:49:09 | More by kojevergas
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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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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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yamar68

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 01:30:48 | More by yamar68
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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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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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Mitchster

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$7.99 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo. Brewed with malted barley, malted wheat, flaked oats, belgian candy sugar, hops and an infamous belgian yeast strain (Duvel?). Bottled May 2012. OG=17p, 8.23% ABV.

Pours out to a cloudy pale straw golden (unfiltered, but also cloudy from the wheat and oats), forming a soapy bone white head with excellent retention and solid sheets of lace. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The aroma is very nice..the requisite belgian tripel phenolics and tropical fruit...pears, bananas, pineapple. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium body and finishing very dry with an overly tart acidity. The taste is a recap of the aroma...plenty of pils malt character, the candi sugar is right where it should be...not cloying or cidery...the bitterness is quite firm (again, with the Duvel) and lingers in the aftertaste...actually a bit firm for my tastes and for the style. Bready and peppery in the finish. There is a green leafy and lemony hoppiness that really shouldn't be here and kinda throws the beer out of balance...they must not have aged their hops. As it sits and warms, it definitely gets better.

As a beer, this is decent. As a triple, it doesn't really fare very well. Honestly, I wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 00:00:25 | More by Mitchster
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cracgor

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy yellow beer with almost no head. It smells delicious though I am a fan of Tripels. The normal arrangement of citrus/corriander to my nose. It also has a nice flavor though the multistoried to overpower some of the subtleties. The mouthful is full and spicy. Overall-god but could definitely be better.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 03:22:30 | More by cracgor
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barleywinefiend

Washington

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

A: Poured a glowing, cloudy yellow with a small white cap, some bubbles but the lacing is nice

S: Ligth citrus notes with bubblegum, pepper, wheat and cloves

T: Initially I get some light heat with yeast, bubblegum and spice. Midway I get some wheat more cloves and the finish rounds out with some spice, fruits, light booze, wheat and a lingering but light bitterness and a dry finish

M: Well carbonated, medium to big body. The more it sits on palate the boozier, sharper and more astringent it taste

O: Not a bad Tripel. I probably would not drink it again but was happy to try it. The only recommendation I would make is losing some of the finishing heat and lingering bite

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 02:42:29 | More by barleywinefiend
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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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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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smakawhat

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 22:39:16 | More by smakawhat
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Pencible

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 19:02:06 | More by Pencible
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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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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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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 10:39:20 | More by thagr81us
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
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