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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

253 Ratings
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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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Photo of rapidsequence
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

rapidsequence, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

ummswimmin, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of cracgor
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

cracgor, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of Mitchster
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Mitchster, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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

Vec2267, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
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

barleywinefiend, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

smakawhat, May 30, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  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.

DavoleBomb, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Pencible
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Pencible, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
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!

Hopswagger, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

thagr81us, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of TexIndy
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

TexIndy, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

mscudder, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of bierguru
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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

bierguru, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Rifugium, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Dope, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of TubaManJack
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
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.

Smell
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.

TubaManJack, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of alamode
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

alamode, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

whatname, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of beer64nut
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

beer64nut, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jheezee, May 31, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

LakerLeith, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mendvicdog, May 26, 2013
Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.