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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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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 JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Brewforia Meridian tonight for a pricey $10ish... Poured into my slim tulip while taking care of some stuff for work tomorrow... Nice white head leaves behind decent lacing... the brew is slightly hazed straw golden.

The nose is more phenolic than estery... pretty pronounced peppery note with an almost equal clove quality... a little bit of banana with warmth.

Banana and clove battle on the palate ... clove wins out and lingers for quite a while... Some honey and subtle under-ripe apple. As it warms, an almost floral orange zest note comes out.

Good body for an American interpretation of the style... A bit lighter than expected... carbonation is good too, but may be a touch light.

I dig this one... I would buy it again, but it would have to be for less than what I paid today.

All 4's. (813 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)

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 N3rdM3t4l
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Silver foil capped bomber bottled April 2012 into standard pint.

A: hazy straw colored got about a finger of frothy white head that fell to a fantastic cap of froth.

S: strong pale malt smell with a bit of mild hops keeping it from being sweet. A bit of spice and very light citrus notes almost like lemongrass. But mostly big rich pale malts. Not as much belgian funk as I was expecting, only a slight yeast smell.

T: Opens malty and rich, slight spicy notes. Finishes with some citrus and a good hard yeast flavor almost like a bread starter.

M: chewey and pretty heavy. Good stuff.

O: my first trippel, had a couple strongs and dubbels. I like this despite it being a lighter beer (color wise) for my taste. The belgian yeast flavor hits right when it should. (767 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 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 micromaniac129
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy honey colored brew. A rich and dense head sits on top and when it fades it leaves alot of lacing. Looks more like a wit then Tripel.
Aroma is dry and crisp pale malts, spicy and yeasty.
Taste is dry and tart with some fruity notes. Pale malts and spice too.
Drinks smooth and clean. Really nothing to dislike about this brew. not exactly to style in my opinion but very drinkable. (385 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 barczar
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Approaching 3 years old.

Huge Belgian yeast esters of pear, peach, and green apple accompany a syrupy sweet, fairly bready malt character to form the aroma. Smells terrific.

Flavor is a touch less fruity. Similar esters, with peach surfacing more, open the profile. There's a missing note in the middle. Could perhaps use more pronounced malt or sweetness to lead into the lightly dry, peppery, lightly bitter finish. Notes of clove and banana surface late.

Great beer that's going to age well a while longer. Swirling in the yeast produces a muddling effect of the esters, reminiscent of less tart sweet tarts. (614 characters)

Photo of DovaliHops
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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. (567 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: silvery-golden hue with a touch of haze to the body and a nice effervescence. Head is a thin cap of frothy white foam. Not too bad.

Smell: light, sweet malt with a nice pear and apple aroma and a tiny hint of grain. Quite good; just what I like in a tripel.

Taste: sweet malt with a bigger pear and apple character than the aroma, along with a little bit of chalkiness. Bitterness is relatively low but definitely present toward the end. I like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a nice creaminess. Good.

Overall: a good, if not outstanding, tripel. Good enough to have again, if I have limited tripel options. (694 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Avery's Nineteenth Anniversary Ale a couple months ago for $7.59 at The Lager Mill. I'm in the mood for a Tripel tonight and I've been holding on to this one long enough so it's time give it a try, lets see how it goes. Bottled in April 2012, so it's over a year old. Poured from a brown 22oz foiled bottle into a Belgian tulip.

A- The label looks ok, it looks like a couple monks sitting around a table drinking beer, not bad, but it's not that eye catching. It poured a slightly hazy straw yellow color that took on a golden hue when held to the light with two and a half fingers worth of creamy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a good amount of patchy lacing behind. This was a nice looking Tripel, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness that has a candied sugar like aroma to it and it's followed by some spicy Belgian yeast that leads to a nice banana aroma with some nice citrus and slight tropical fruit aromas in the background. Towards the end I get a slight bubblegum like aroma. The aroma is pretty nice, it's was a little unique for the style with a nice mixture of citrus fruit aromas.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that has a nice Belgian candied sugar flavor followed by a great mix of fruit flavors, there's some banana sticking out the most but it's blended nicely with some citrus fruit flavors with some pineapple sticking out. Up next I get a really light bubblegum flavor that is barely detectable with a lighter amount of spicy flavors from the Belgian yeast. On the finish there's a pretty light amount of medium bitterness with a nice fruity aftertaste with a little bit of Belgian yeast. This beer tasted good, it was unique for the style with a unique fruit combination that I really enjoyed.

M- Smooth, clean, crisp, refreshing, fairly dry on the finish, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice but I felt like it needed just a little more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and a good and unique example of a Tripel, it wasn't as heavy on the spices, bubblegum and banana as most Tripel's but it made up for that with the a great and unique combination of fruits in the taste and aroma. This beer has good drinkability, it's smooth, refreshing, not filling, the alcohol is hidden very well and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a whole bomber to myself and if I was really in the mood for this beer I could see myself drinking a couple, especially on a nice summer day. What I liked the most about this beer was the unique fruity aspect in the taste and aroma, it was really nice and it sets this beer apart from all the other Tripel's. What I liked the least about this beer was the carbonation, it could have used a little more, but that could be from the age, so i'm not that concerned about it. I would buy this beer again if they decide to release it again, I bought the last bottle my local store had and I don't think I'll find any more bottles hanging around, but if I did I would buy one or two and I would recommend this to anyone who likes the style. All in all I was a little impressed with this beer, I didn't have the highest expectations since I have yet to be really impressed by a beer from Avery but this one turned out to be pretty damn good and I enjoyed how this wasn't your average Tripel. Nice job guys, this is is good beer and I'll have to keep a look out for more beers from Avery. (3,614 characters)

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

Served cold into a goblet.

Avery's anniversary tripel is a very hazy straw yellow color. The thick white head settles to a rocky top with nice lacing left behind.

Aroma is classic tripel with a mild pilsner base and Belgian yeast.

Flavor is strong, maybe a little more intense than an authentic Belgian example. Spicy and mildly tropical, starts sweet but finishes pretty dry.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid American tripel and one of the best of Avery's anniversary beers. (523 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 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 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 homebrewhawk
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle served in a tulip. Poured a pale gold with a couple of fingers of tight bubbled white head. Clove and Belgian spice in the aroma. Light bodied and dry. A little citrus. More spice in the finish. Nice American version of a tripel. Most seem to be sweet and flabby. Good stuff. (288 characters)

Photo of srandycarter
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky straw. Not much head. Small white ring. No lace.

S - Sharp. Acrid. Green apple. Malt undertow.

T - Lush tropical fruit, malt, a little funk. I like the Juicy Fruit aspect of it.

M - Medium body, low on carb, good balance.

D - Tasty enough. I would have a few. (273 characters)

Photo of dank203
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

snifter, orange with not much head. old 2012 bottle apparently only brewed once. getting a lot of peach, sour apple, lemon lime. mellow, not a big spice kick. some grapefruit and white grape. alcohol is very present but well blended. going down pretty easy, some heat (267 characters)

Photo of rfbenavi80
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a a tulip. Bottled in April of 2012.

A- Pours a hazy bright straw yellow, with 3 fingers of bright white pillowy head that is leaving some superb lacing on the glass.

S- Lots of Belgian yeast on the nose. Moderate fruitiness of bananas and cloves. Sour pear skin. Lots of breadiness.

T- Bready. Lots of Belgian yeast flavors. Very balanced and refreshing, with light fruity notes. Crisp.

M- Lighter side of medium body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. The dryness makes you feel like you don't have to take the next sip.

O- A good Anniversary beer. One that anybody could enjoy. (612 characters)

Photo of uturn
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How served: 22oz bomber with a silver foil wrapped cap was poured into a Westmalle Chalice.

Notes: This is Avery’s 19 anniversary beer which was bottled in the spring of 2012.

A: The beer poured an opaque golden color with a 2 finger white fluffy head which left a thin sticky lacing on the glass.

N: The nose was full of cloves and pepper with mild hints of citrus and pears and at the very beginning I got a faint note of banana.

T: The taste followed the nose with cloves and spicy pepper mixed with coriander, pears and hints of green apple. There were also mild hints of candi sugar however this brew was not sweet and finished fairly dry.

M: This beer had a medium body with a low to medium level of carbonation and left a nice warming sensation on the palate.

O: Overall this was a very good brew and a very good representation of a true Belgium made Tripel, however it was not quite in the same class of some of the classic Tripels like the one from Westmalle. (984 characters)

Photo of Living816
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a shame this is a one-time beer. Avery did an outstanding job here. A convincingly Belgian tripel without any inappropriate embellishments or adornments. Very nice aroma of sweet malt, fruits, slight banana and spice. Exceedingly smooth on the mouth without inappropriate hot or solventy alcohols. You can tell it's a proper strong beer but it doesn't have any hot or unpleasant burn to it. The yeast and malt carry this beer. Mine was bottled in April. No idea how it changed over time, except that it aged quite well.

You'll feel it for sure. Very drinkable beer. Simple, clean, straightforward tripel. No new ground paved here, but a good tripel is hard to find. The road to Belgium is littered with half-assed attempts to doctor up a style that, by definition, is clean and yeast driven. (798 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (419 characters)

Photo of Fitwitchik
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

Pours yellow with a sweet head into nice lacing

Smells just like a Belguim. Lemony with coriander

Strong fruity flavor without the burn of alcohol (alas) Coriander is a bit much. Not as smooth as a high quality Belguim

High carbonation but works for the moment

Overall I would prefer a "true" Belguim but Avery certainly did their best in this department. (394 characters)

Photo of gpogo
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light golden yellow. Hazy body with a nice bit of carbonation, but not a heavy stream of bubbles. Little white head that quickly dissipates.

A- Nice belgian yeast aroma. Sweet light malts, but slightly spiced smelling.

T- Initial hit of bitterness followed by a malty sweetness ad belgian fruitiness. Clean finish, but surprisingly(and pleasantly) dry.

M- Medium-light body and moderate carbonation.

D- Very enjoyable beer. Quite an impressive Tripel. (458 characters)

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