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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen

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BA SCORE
86
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.78%


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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TexIndy

Texas

3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Label says "Bottled in April 2012". It was golden sunshine color with good carb streams. It had a large, foamy white head that slowly settled to a constant 1/8" foam cap. Great lacing with lots sticking.

The aroma was yeasty with coriander and other peppery notes along with good level of fruitiness and sweet malt. Moderately dry aroma. The taste leads off with the fruit and then quickly joined by the spices for a dry and spicy finish. I can't pin it down but there is something in the aftertaste that I didn't enjoy and threw it off. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation but had that off aftertaste.

Overall, a good but not great Tripel for me. Avery is one of my favorite breweries and I've enjoyed most of the Anniversary Ales but this one was a slight miss for me. Avail here in TX. Rotation - one time release but if released again I'd have to pass.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 01:39:11 | More by TexIndy
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JayQue

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good Tripel. Avery got the hard part down...the yeasty, almost cheese-like presence of the really good Tripels. It was a bit short in the fruity / spicy flavors which many lesser Tripels achieve.

Pours a hazy, light straw gold color into my Chimay goblet. Small delicately bubbly white head that fades quickly...like many Tripels. Not much in the way of lacing

The yeast is really prominent in the aroma, a little light fruit (apples/pears) and some mild citrus (lemon).

Tastes pretty good!!! The yeast really makes it, as good as some of the better Tripels out there. I was expecting to notice more sweet light fruit and a little black pepper spiciness. Those aspects were pretty mild. The citrus presence was prominent.

Mouthfeel is rich as it should be. Could have used a bit more black pepper, but overall just right. There is a little alcohol presence but not too much. Very easy on the palate....goes down very smooth.

Overall a good but not great Tripel. One of the better American takes on this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 13:05:32 | More by JayQue
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Pale gold color, not bad at all. Slightly hazy with a white head that is weak in frame but the beer still looks good. Head is maybe 1/3" disappearing before the first sip.

Smell: Light yeast scent and hoppy feel. But keep in mind it is light.

Taste: Little all over the place with the yeast, lightly sour but bitter. Honestly really like it. It isn't the best tripel but that doesn't mean it isn't good.

Mouth: Little sticky, incredibly smooth.

Overall: I drank this without seeing a review and Avery has made better. I love tripels, but there are other brews out there that stand out. This is really a quality drink just depends on how and what you are comparing it to. Drink up and Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 01:34:19 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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beertunes

Washington

2.53/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a hazy pale yellow color, with just a thin cap of white head that had very low retention and lacing. Not the big, pillowey, long-lasting and sticky head I expect (and love) in the style.

The aroma hit all the expected notes, grains, spice and yeast, of the style, but nothing really took control. Taste-wise, something was missing. All the things that should have been there were there, but it didn't come together like it should have. The flavors were soft, not bold and crisp (except for a sharp alcohol bite that shouldn't have been there, given that this is on the low side of the scale for the style) like I look for, the taste was bland and harsh at the same time.

The body was very much on the the thin side of typical for the style. Drinkability was not very pleasant, it was almost a chore to finish the bottle. Overall, a disappointment. Avery makes some very good beers and their White Rascal is among the best, and my favorites, of the Wit style. I expected much more from them in a Tripel. Take a pass if you see this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 21:53:09 | More by beertunes
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flagmantho

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 19:10:08 | More by flagmantho
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cracgor

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A cloudy yellow beer with almost no head. It smells delicious though I am a fan of Tripels. The normal arrangement of citrus/corriander to my nose. It also has a nice flavor though the multistoried to overpower some of the subtleties. The mouthful is full and spicy. Overall-god but could definitely be better.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 03:22:30 | More by cracgor
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 00:20:05 | More by jlindros
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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: somewhere between pale and deep gold in color; didn't kick up much head for me - thin lid of fizzy haze; by the time it'd warmed a bit, there was nothing left; quick swirls bring up a brief flash of fine bubbles

S: fairly normal tripel smells of orchard fruits, pale malts, and tart yeasty citrus

T: this is a spot-on tripel - nothing flashy, no attempt to infuse an interesting new ingredient; tastes like citron and white wine, distant pale fruits soaked in white wine; nice back-end tartness

M: cleansing and bracing - crisp with tart edges providing astringency; lively on the palate

O: again, a great tripel - I'm a big fan of Westmalle's Tripel and the Tripel Karmeliet - this beer shares a similar flavor profile; I'd put it on par with Thirsty Dog's Cerberus Tripel and Unibroue's La Fin du Monde in terms of craftmanship. So, if you're familiar with the aforementioned and of like mind, or if you're just getting into tripels, this is a great tasting (and representative) example of the style. Good drinking - refined and elegant/classy while still drinking like a beer. Get some.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 21:08:43 | More by Greywulfken
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AgentMunky

California

4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Bottled April 2012.

A: Fizzy head fades fast. Cloudy-clear pale yellow beer.

S: Smells like a tripel. Grainy, yeasty, and Belgian. Blindly, I'd peg it maybe as the St. Bernardus Tripel. Fruity-spicy and very nice.

T: It tastes like a Belgian tripel. Top marks! Lightly spicy, semi-fruity, yeasty-dry, with a full-bodied grainy maintaste. In short, an ideal tripel. The balances might be tweaked slightly, but it doesn't get too much better than this.

M: Spicy, grainy, dry, sweet.

O: Highly recommended. Probably the best American tripel I've ever encountered. Could definitely compete with the Big Boys in Belgium. Would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 06:27:11 | More by AgentMunky
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 05:29:39 | More by JohnGalt1
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Fitwitchik

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 23:02:42 | More by Fitwitchik
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champ103

Texas

3.18/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX

A: Pours a clear yellow color. A two finger white head forms and recedes in a minute to nothing. Not much lace either.
S: Phenolic yeast and peppery spice up front. I get a whiff of sulfur that lingers around. Also a metallic twang.
T: Follows the nose with yeast and peppery spice. Phenolic and sweet. A lingering sulfur and mineral flavor that is slightly metallic.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. The alcohol is noticeable, and makes this a slow sipper.

I don't know why, but I always seem to get a mineral and sulfur character in most of Avery's Anniversary offerings that I am not a fan of. Not something I particularly want to come back to.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 14:52:28 | More by champ103
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Very yellow in color. A little hazy too with a medium-sized fluffy, white head. The retention was decent and the lacing was OK, at least on the top third of the glass. Below that it lacked.

SMELL: Smells exactly like a Tripel should. Lemon, orange, coriander, a little yeast - spot-on for the style. It coul be a little stronger though.

TASTE: Citrus dominates this beer. Lemon, some orange and even a bit of grapefruit at the end are all here. The grapefruit provides a really nice bitterness on to the finish. A little funk and spice serve to make this beer a little more complex as well.

MOUTHFEEL: There is a shocking lack of booziness considering the 8.23% ABV. This light-bodied beer is also very well balanced.

OVERALL: Unusual for Avery in the sense that they nailed the style, and I mean just drilled it. They typically push the limits a little bit, but this only serves as an example that proves that Avery knows how to brew exactly what they want.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 23:11:20 | More by StoneTSR
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.08/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy, golden color. No head. Well carbonated when drinking. S: Sweet yeasts, white wine, boozy because of the wine smell. T: fruity with peach or apricot jam. The finish is metallic or bitter and then you taste chewy white bread. The alcohol taste is unbalanced with the other flavors, which I have not picked up on in Avery’s other Belgian brews. I like it, but I would rather pick up one of their other Belgian beers. In other words, for an anniversary beer, it was not that exciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 14:18:57 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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prototypic

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Avery Nineteen pours a light gold color. There’s a fair amount of haze clouding the scene. It takes on a brighter, more yellow look when held to light. A soft white head tops things off. It only rises to about a finger in height before falling back quickly. A few surface bubbles remained. Lacing was spotty and rather light overall.

The nose is pretty good. It seems a tad weak, but isn’t bad. It is a bit fruity up front. Apple and pear are most notable. Belgian yeast is noticeable almost immediately. I like that. It adds quite a bit in terms of spiciness. White pepper and clove work nicely into the mix. There’s a hint of honey and light hops at the secondary level. Hops smell a little earthy and grassy. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t overwhelm. Smells pretty good. Just needs a little more strength.

The flavor is a notch better. Enough to warrant a score bump. It starts out with a nice mix of apple and pear flavors. A touch of peach might be there, as well. Belgian yeast smells delicious and adds a blend of pepper and clove spiciness. It all works together really well. Honey is noted and adds an intriguing dimension to the flavor. Hops follow and add a bit of a grassy flavor. It all works well together and produces a nice flavor. Alcohol is noted, but isn’t warm or hot. Finishes spicy and dry.

Nineteen has a medium body. Carbonation is active, but the bubbles feel soft. It’s smooth, but won’t be confused with a top-notch, authentic Belgian Triple. It’s pretty easy drinking all the same. I’ll finish off the bomber with little trouble.

Avery Nineteen is a good Triple. No, it’s not top tier, but it’s good. It features the hallmarks of the style and performs pretty well. It’s definitely worth checking out. Happy 19th!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 04:03:39 | More by prototypic
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale copper color with a massive, foamy head. Smell is of yeast, apple, sugar, and bread. I let it warm a bit before taking a sip, and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. It was a little hoppier than I had expected, but not in a bad way. I'd have this beer again, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 17:17:21 | More by alysmith4
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superspak

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled in April 2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a small 1 finger foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to nearly nothing. Small specks of lacing, and a small amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big lemon, banana, clove, pear, apple, pepper, grass, bread, bubblegum, herbal, earth, candi sugar, wheat, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of lemon, banana, pear, apple, bubblegum, clove, herbal, earth, wheat, bread, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, earth, wheat, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel! Great flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 04:05:41 | More by superspak
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gpogo

California

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 07:56:15 | More by gpogo
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womencantsail

California

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2012 04:07:28 | More by womencantsail
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 23:46:42 | More by Rifugium
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bassmantin

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very light yellow color. Modest heady, should have poured it faster. Smells strongly of belgian malts. Taste matches the smell. Very minor alcohol burn. Really cannot detect the alcohol at all. There are some interesting spice flavors in there. I think I taste coriander. Flavors are well-balanced and not too overpowering. I would describe it as a slightly heavier Tripel Karmeliet.

A fairly standard tripel, but very well done. "Standard" is not a bad thing when it comes to tripels. Great beer. I will come back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 02:08:09 | More by bassmantin
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 07:14:14 | More by rfbenavi80
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:22:40 | More by WastingFreetime
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denver10

Colorado

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2012 23:11:26 | More by denver10
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Immortale25

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 05:38:19 | More by Immortale25
Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
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