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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

94 Reviews
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Reviews: 94
Hads: 263
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.02%
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: 94 | Hads: 263
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. (662 characters)

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. An aroma of some yeast, wheat, spices, and a little sweet fruit. Taste followed suit. A medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised with this one and quite enjoyed it. I'd definitely drink this one again. (260 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Label says bottled in April 2012.

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before slowly reducing to an 1/8 inch head. Sudsy, resilient lacing.

S- Rich and inviting Belgian yeast that's complimented by wheat and a bit of spice.

T- Yeast, fruity esters, more wheat and a nice alcohol tinge. Notes of banana and coriander.

M- Light body, medium-high carbonation and a slightly creamy feel.

O- A tripel that's done by the book but nevertheless delectable. (531 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at The Sidecar Bar

A- Served in a ten ounce portion, nineteen looks on the yellow side with some straw color thrown in as well. A nice frothy white head up top that leaves minor sticks but retains rather lengthy.

S- I get a nice dose of bready Belgian yeast up front, with some banana and pear mixed in. A nice earthy hop addition with some pale malt backing.

T- Taste is bold with hops and yeast trying to steal each others thunder. They both pop out rather big with some earth from the hop variety used, slight citrus with pear and a bit of banana. In the end the yeast is the clear winner.

M- Pretty much dead on medium with a crisp carb bite that stings the tounge a bit, yet the insane amount of taste thwarts that. Pretty bitter for a saison, this is on the American side of things.

D- This is a tasty beer, it delves in some american style hop methods with a triple backing. If your looking for a Belgian type triple, you will find it but with a bunch of hops. I think i could do a bomber of this if i put forth the effort. (1,042 characters)

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. (582 characters)

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 (328 characters)

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. (745 characters)

Photo of yamar68
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
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. (481 characters)

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. (639 characters)

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. (978 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
Bottled April 2012
A- This beer pours a hazy golden yellow body with a thin snow white head that last a bit and a swirling microbubble carbonation.

S- The soft dry yeast aroma has a green citrus pith note to it that could be some esters or some hops? The citrus hint at the finish is green hops and has some fruit cocktail notes to it as it warms.

T- The dry green citrus fruit zest quality leads to the yeasty ester taste that is classic in tripels. There is a touch of bitterness from the hops that lingers a moment in the dry finish. The hops take on some apricot notes in the after taste and the fruit cocktail flavor comes through similar to the smell.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a crisp clean fizz to it with no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a nice crisp dry tripel but it has some interesting twist to it that are quite nice. The fruity character that could be hops or yeasty esters really enhance the flavor/smell but they are subtle enough that they don't over power the beer. (1,029 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy, pale orange straw. Thin mixed head dissipates quickly to a thick ring around the glass and thin film. Aroma true to style with Belgian yeast and spicing, sweet malt and light apple and stone fruit. Flavor follows, with light apple and pear with stone fruit, Belgian yeast, coriander and cloves, sweet malt. Starts somewhat on the sweet side, but finishes rather dry with the tripel spices lingering after the taste. Medium bodied. A nice tripel and enjoyable to drink. (518 characters)

Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (561 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (714 characters)

Photo of argock
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
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. (1,180 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (770 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of Mitchster
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
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. (1,231 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (569 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
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. (1,198 characters)

Photo of diamondc
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (368 characters)

Photo of TubaManJack
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (667 characters)

Photo of NWer
4.05/5  rDev +6%
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. (411 characters)

Photo of Kromes
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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. (422 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (348 characters)

Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.