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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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86
very good

240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 7
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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-30-2013 13:06:56 | More by ShanePB
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-22-2013 20:52:13 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

08-13-2013 01:37:09 | More by bigaddy
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-12-2013 18:18:03 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Bright yellow, with no head or lace. A fair amount of clarity. Nothing special in the appearance

S - Trippel for sure. Belgian yeast is very strong. Bananas, pepper, spices.

T - Sweet, belgian yeast. Spicy. Very much like the aroma.

M - High carbonation.

O - A good trippel, but not over the top. I will drink it all day, don't get me wrong. But Avery sets the bar high with all of their other concoctions!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 02:12:46 | More by BeerDawgs
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-03-2013 19:02:54 | More by mikeburd1128
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TwoTrees

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-30-2013 19:17:38 | More by TwoTrees
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 21:22:05 | More by TMoney2591
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JSkone09

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-28-2013 14:37:23 | More by JSkone09
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prdrums77

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

07-27-2013 17:03:21 | More by prdrums77
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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

07-22-2013 21:18:18 | More by DRBiser
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leroybrown10

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2013 21:26:26 | More by leroybrown10
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ksimons

New York

3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-a mostly clear golden with two fingers worth of white fluffy head

S-pale bready malt, sweet candied fruits, and spices

T-pale malt backbone with sweet fruit, spices, and a bit of bitterness

M-medium body, somewhat light carbonation

Overall this is a decent Tripel, not outstanding but has some good qualities to it

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 21:59:34 | More by ksimons
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MMBrew

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-14-2013 03:00:13 | More by MMBrew
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-11-2013 01:36:17 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-07-2013 20:04:08 | More by GABrew
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2013 00:28:41 | More by whatname
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 20:38:48 | More by WOLFGANG
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uturn

Florida

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 22:59:30 | More by uturn
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

07-01-2013 01:12:51 | More by pathman
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2013 01:10:50 | More by CesarLopes
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StoutHunter

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:41:19 | More by StoutHunter
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srw

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-15-2013 17:43:52 | More by srw
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

2.74/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

22 oz. bomber poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a very light, pale straw yellow. A one-inch head of very loose, bubbly, off-white foam almost immediately disappears, leaving lots of tiny bubbles bursting at the surface, almost as if this is really a sparkling wine. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a hazy lemon-lime and somewhat opaque, with a pillar of bubbles rising through the center from the bottom.

S - Esters of lighter sugar-forward fruits are what's prominent, although the nose itself is rather soft. Pear, bubblegum, apple, honey. Bready yeast in the background along with some very light toasted malts and hints of caramel. A touch of white pepper when it warms.

T - Taste is more malt-forward than the nose, and really pretty simple: light wheat toast with apple butter and honey, with a bit of green seedless grapes on the side. Noticeable floral hops on the back-end really snap off the taste, and seem unbalanced for a Tripel. A bit of subtle spicing in the background.

M - Rather fizzy at first, but the carbonation doesn't hold in the mouth, and the quaff comes off as almost flat. Body is rather thin with an airy, somewhat disjointed structure. Finish is quite short. ABV is a bit hot on the tongue.

O - Meh. If this was my first homebrew Tripel, I wouldn't be ashamed to share it, but it's really quite a pedestrian expression of the style, especially compared to the notable Belgiums. It's almost a malt-based fermented apple juice with some honey for sweetness mixed in. The components of this beer not only didn't come together as one, they are each lacking in the sense of qualitative, substantive contributions. A swing and a miss from a usually solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 05:14:44 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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andy1701

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-10-2013 22:30:56 | More by andy1701
Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
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