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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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:
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 acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

acurtis, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

djrn2, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of avalon07
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a growler to a goblet. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Average lacing.

S: A nice and spicy aroma, with hints of yeast and malt as well.

T: Tasted of yeast, a phenolic element, some malt and a good deal of spices (pepper especially). An incredibly vibrant, well rounded flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An incredibly enjoyable beer. One of the more drinkable American versions of a tripel I've tried.

avalon07, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of mactrail
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
Photo of argock
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear white wine glass. Bottled in April 2012 printed on front of label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $8.49.

A: Very light golden, like a witbier almost with the same sort of haze and no head to speak of. I rewashed the glass after the first run to get any residual JetDry off that might have been there, and still, only a
S: Plenty of Belgian yeast phenolics, bubblegum, berry alcohol, pale malt graininess, apple, pear and quite a bit of lemon citrus.

T: A very good tasting tripel with strong Belgian yeast phenolic character with clove and coriander melting to orange/lemon peel with white pepper in the finish. There is just a hint of grain and a light alcohol note in the finish. The light fruit of green apple and pear come through as well. Really an outstanding flavorful tripel in this department.

M: A crisp and moderately-very dry finish with fine carbonation and a medium body.

O: It has some hits and misses with a light aroma profile and a subpar appearance, but the flavor and feel more than make up for it. If you like your tripels on the fruity, phenolic, and dry side, this is a real winner.

argock, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber pours a very hazed, light gold color with a small-ish white head. Retention is about average and lacing is quite good.

Nose has a nice Belgian yeast presence and the malts are honeyed but not too sweet. Surprisingly restrained on the hops for Avery.

Very nice, fresh all-round tripel! I am surprised by this one. I really like the fact they didnt add any crazy ingredients here. Yeast is very authentic tasting. The oats give it a nice heft to the mouthfeel. Alcohol is prevalent yet integrated nicely. Its been a long time since I bought multiple Avery anniversary beers, probably Avery 15 was the last one. I will do so here though, this is delicious. I really dont have anything negative to say about this one...good stuff, recommended for tripel fans.

twiggamortis420, Jun 27, 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
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 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 rudy0908
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

rudy0908, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

MattyG85, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of diamondc
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very different tripel from the ones I've been drinking lately. Some mild funkiness on the initial swirl, lemon zest, lavender, corn, aspirin. Really aggressive flavors though.. hard candy, peppermint, banana, yellow pear, & pineapple. Carbonation and mouthfeel is spot on for a tripel, lots of tiny bubbles on each sip makes it feel light, despite the heavy flavors.

diamondc, Jun 22, 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 NWer
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

NWer, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A hazy yellow color with a thick white head that laces the sides of the tulip glass.

S: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, pineapple, and sweet corn.

T: The clove spice and alcohol are immediately apparent. There is also some sweet tropical fruit and another faint trace of what tastes like sweet corn or creamed corn.

M: Light and a bit syrupy with peppery carbonation.

O: A good tripel, good quality in the aroma and flavor.

Kromes, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Googs, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

crobinso, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of Slikpitt
4/5  rDev +5%

Slikpitt, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Slightly hazy gold. A full, almost honey look. Decent white head on the pour that settles to nearly nothing.
smell: Sweet fruit with a hint of spice. Very appealing.
taste: Nicely done. Nice, easy fruit and sweetness with a hint of sour with a gentle finish.
overall: Not a big anniversary beer that will wow, but a nicely done tripel.

cindyjeffsmith, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

GTB, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +5%

mhaugo, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of DovaliHops
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled April 2012. Pours a hazy straw color with a large white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is bubblegum and coriander at first. A good amount of wheat and some apples. Taste is slightly boozy alcohol at first, which immediately turns to sweet fruit. Apples...both green and red with some lemon. Good amount of pepper and spiciness with bubblegum and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little under-carbonated for a Belgian style tripel. I say this because most tripels are overly carbonated. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very tasty brew.

DovaliHops, Jun 15, 2012
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 derekfilcoff
4/5  rDev +5%

derekfilcoff, Jun 14, 2012
Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.