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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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86
very good

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with some citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors as well. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and a good American take on the style. Good stuff.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

djrn2, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

acurtis, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +5%

Texasfan549, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

GRG1313, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +5%

kjkinsey, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two years from legal age, Avery's birthday recipe is an oddly calm Belgian-style tripel ale that sticks to the script without going off the deep end with exotic spice-this or rare fruit-that. It's surprisingly refreshing, both literally and figuratively, to have a tripel done right. Maybe our little brewery is growing up.

Nineteen pours with a mostly bright pour of absolute straw and only the most modest of haze for yeast-heavy Belgian ales. The beer develops a froathy white foam that caps the beer with terrific retention and lace. There's nothing to the eye that suggest this beer is anything but stellar.

Floral, fruity, and spicy, the beer fills the nose with a bouquet of supple and feminine aromatics. Flower nectar, mild honey, fruit blossoms, ripe pears, apricots, and apples marry together for a well integrated scent that implies sweetness and tartness. A balance of clove, white pepper, and white wine acidity balances the notion of potpourri with zest and zing.

Lightly bready and peppery to as malty flavors of light bread, clove, and coriander cradle the palate and usher in a medium-sweet juicy flavor of fruit, agave, and powdered sugar. This full flavor bursts with apples, pears, white grapes, and kiwi with an unexpected intensity. Yet the beer develops toward a fleeting malt taste that gives rise to mildly grassy, herbal bitterness, and white pepper.

Medium bodied, the carbonation prefers the creamy bread textures over the more authentic champagne-like sprite of Belgian-brewed examples. Yet the beer's rich mid palate recedes a bit to allow the finish of alcohol warmth, peppery bite, and mild fruit acidity to seem somewhat wine-like.

Avery's delicious balance of fruit and spice with malt support lets the yeast do the talking. Foregoing any meaningful spice additions, the beer takes high honors for American-style Belgian tripel design and execution.

BEERchitect, Jun 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Smells fairly sweet with lots of bready malt and table sugar. A moderate fruitiness to it, mostly pears and apples with a touch of banana. Good yeastiness to it. The flavor is sweet with lots of fruit character. A touch of citrus, some banana, pear, and apple to go with a sweet bread and sugar malt base. Mild yeast and a very light spice note.

womencantsail, Aug 04, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

SocalKicks, Sep 24, 2012
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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
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

zeff80, Jun 11, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is an outstanding beer, different than a lot of other tripels. pours a little hazy with a big foaming white head, and a pale wheat color. smells delicious! notes of vanilla and sweet cream intermingle with a spicy belgian yeast and what must assuredly be some candy sugar. flavor is entirely unique, massive butterscotch sweet flavor right out of the gate, followed up by a yeasty groove with notes of citrus and black pepper, finish is sweet and long. the butterscotch flavor is very potent and direct, ive never tasted this in a beer before, and i like it. mouthfeel is lively, with a smooth medium body. this is drinkable yet fairly strong. overall a new classic from avery, which i hope i can get more of. this is really different and yummy.

StonedTrippin, May 14, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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

russpowell, Jun 14, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An aggressive pour yields a decent fluffy pasty white bubbly 1/2 finger head that does stick around for a while, with lots of lacing, over semi clear lemony yellow golden colored beer.

Nose is nice floral Belgian, tripel aroma, some citrus and orange rind, light floral spices, coriander like, light fruity esters, light golden sweet malt, hint of phenols, a touch bready malts, hint of fruity floral hops.

Taste starts with more golden malts, very Belgian-y, a bit of sweetness, with hint of warming booze, plenty of esters, a touch of phenols comes out later. Light floral spices as well, little coriander, hint clove like, plenty of orange zest and citrus flavors, etc. typical Belgian tripel flavors. It has a light fluffy malt flavor, with touch bready malts. Finish is dry, more warming and slight tingly booze, some bitterness with orange peel spices and a bit of a citrusy, tangy, and floral hop character, more spices and esters.

Mouth is med to slightly bigger bodied, good carb, some warming slightly tingly booze.

Overall nice, about as good as you can get for an American made Belgian tripel, nice malts, floral spices, esters, phenols done well, some booze at the right tickle, slightly tingles and tickles the mouth nicely, but still drinkable and tasty, and just the right amount of a bit of hops. Well done.

jlindros, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

mendvicdog, May 26, 2013
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
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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden amber in the Duvel tulip. Decent head and quite spritzy on the tongue. Very fragrant with a long flowery and fruity nose.

At first tastes like a really big Wit, with the wheaty German esters and spicy citrus flavors. But it dries out after a couple of sips and goes through a Saison-like phase. Lots of fragrant fruit. A dose of banana along with a fruit salad of apricots and dried pears with some grainy taste. It's really spicy, almost hot. Tangy but not overly acidic. Interestingly complex and the long aftertaste provides more fragrances and flavors.

The nose of fruity fragrance with each sip is quite nice. A little austere but rewarding. From the 22 oz bottle bought in San Diego somewhere.

mactrail, Jun 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

MarkyMOD, Jul 24, 2012
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.

Mora2000, Jun 25, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -16%
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+

kojevergas, Jun 03, 2012
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.