Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen - Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen

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very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
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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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.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.62/5  rDev -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

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Pepper notes, phenols, breadyness

T: Coriander, peppery spice & phenols up front, some green apple peel as well. Band-aids, pineapples, a touch of lemon & even some mango, getting better as it warms, grainy notes as well & more coriander. Finishes peppery, fruitty, with pineapple & more coriander

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, carbonation picks up a bit as this warms

Drinks alright, not as good as I hoped, but worth a shot. Avery best deliver something bigger than this for 20 or I will be dissapointed

Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head which leaves very good lace.

S: Peppery spice, some apricot and pear, nice smell.

T: Stone fruit and a lot of pear. Yellow apple, coriander, white pepper. Complex and tasty.

M: Creamy, medium to full-bodied, touch of ethanol, soft carbonation.

O: This is a really well done American tripel, very much to style. A tasty strong ale.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two years from legal age, Avery's birthday recipe is an oddly calm Belgian-style tripel ale that sticks to the script without going off the deep end with exotic spice-this or rare fruit-that. It's surprisingly refreshing, both literally and figuratively, to have a tripel done right. Maybe our little brewery is growing up.

Nineteen pours with a mostly bright pour of absolute straw and only the most modest of haze for yeast-heavy Belgian ales. The beer develops a froathy white foam that caps the beer with terrific retention and lace. There's nothing to the eye that suggest this beer is anything but stellar.

Floral, fruity, and spicy, the beer fills the nose with a bouquet of supple and feminine aromatics. Flower nectar, mild honey, fruit blossoms, ripe pears, apricots, and apples marry together for a well integrated scent that implies sweetness and tartness. A balance of clove, white pepper, and white wine acidity balances the notion of potpourri with zest and zing.

Lightly bready and peppery to as malty flavors of light bread, clove, and coriander cradle the palate and usher in a medium-sweet juicy flavor of fruit, agave, and powdered sugar. This full flavor bursts with apples, pears, white grapes, and kiwi with an unexpected intensity. Yet the beer develops toward a fleeting malt taste that gives rise to mildly grassy, herbal bitterness, and white pepper.

Medium bodied, the carbonation prefers the creamy bread textures over the more authentic champagne-like sprite of Belgian-brewed examples. Yet the beer's rich mid palate recedes a bit to allow the finish of alcohol warmth, peppery bite, and mild fruit acidity to seem somewhat wine-like.

Avery's delicious balance of fruit and spice with malt support lets the yeast do the talking. Foregoing any meaningful spice additions, the beer takes high honors for American-style Belgian tripel design and execution.

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty with some fruity notes. Light caramel notes.

T - Nineteen hits you with spiciness up front with some fruitiness - like green apple and pear. Some sweet caramel and bready malt add backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is good. Avery always does good beer and their Anniversary beers are always ones I look forward to. This did not disappoint.

Photo of srandycarter
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of Raiden805
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a great looking beer. I was suggested it at my local market that carries some nice beers. I was told it was a limited edition type of beer by Avery Brewing Co. He knew I loved my Belgian beers.

While I poured it, I could already smell the aromas of bananas, as weird as that sounds. As I took a deeper smell, I was able to smell a small amount of wheat. To me, it almost DRINKS like a heffeweizen, some might call me crazy, but that's how I felt about it.

It has great taste to it, I still get a fruity/banana and wheaty after taste to it. I drank mine out of a chalice, 6oz glass. Great carboantion, once it hits the roof of ur mouth, you really get the full effect of this beer. I was really able to taste that Belgian candy sugar taste, I loved it! It gives it that swet accent.

You don't taste too much of the alcohol content on it, but it definitely gives my tongue a tingle feeling to it.

It drank like an ale, but definitely didn't smell like most ales I have drank. It is a great tasting Belgian Ale, but I don't think it tops others I have had before. A great experience and addition to my palette though!

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a huge effervescent white head. Fades very slowly, leaving fluffy patches of lacing everywhere.

S: Pear, lemons, and a little grass up front. A hint of apple and a bit of breadiness.

T: Very bready, biscuity and grainy for lack of a better term. I get some pear, banana and a little honey too. Sort of odd herbal and grassy bitterness in the finish. Some spices linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation, drying on the back end.

O: Unusual tripel. It's sweet and biscuity and then oddly bitter. Like a reverse IPA. Don't care much for the finish at all, bitter and drying and almost astringent. Otherwise a decent beer.

Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2012 Avery Anniversary Edition Belgian-Style Tripel. Nineteen. 22 fl oz brown glass bottle with foiled-over pressure cap served into a La Chouffe tulip in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Expectations are above average. Reviewed live.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head of slight cream, nice thickness, and good retention for the high ABV. Colour is a dull hazy yellow. Nontransparent. Nontranslucent.

Sm: Lemon citrus esters, biscuity yeast, clean malts, hints of cream, hints of wheat (?), and a light floral hop aroma. Mild to moderate in strength.

T: Lemon citrus rides nicely alongside the backgrounded citrusy hop aroma atop the clean malt foundation with wheat tinges. Some cream underlies, but ideally should open the flavours. Nicely balanced and put together, if a bit watery. Not particularly complex, but there's some subtlety here. The ABV trickles in a bit on the backend. The yeast is too understated.

Mf: Too watery. Smooth and wet, with some light coarseness through the climax - and aptly so. Adequately carbonated. Fairly light on the palate.

Dr: I wouldn't call it refreshing, but it's nice to drink. I wouldn't want to quaff it, but it's drinkable for the ABV. A nice little tripel from Avery, but nothing I'd have again or recommend. I do like it, but it's far from special or unique.

C+

Photo of smakawhat
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice creamy and bright white head is made off the pour, which sits on this real nice glowing yellow orb of lemon. Opaque with some faint rising pinhead streams. Real nice light yellow glow, good looking tripel.

Nose is classic Belgian candy, soft malts and an almost dense pear fruit smell. Sweetness is dialed down just a bit, with a good semi-dry action. Airy and slightly clove comes out.

Palate seems quite spicy, with a big dry finish which seems unexpected. A nearly hop bitter comes forward in the front with a somewhat buttery palate. Carbonation comes out with a real sharp club soda and tonic water action, but disapates very quickly. Some creamyness gets in but the finish rolls a good amout of gas and left over dioxide sensations.

Overall not that bad, kind of interesting, but no complaints.

Photo of PDXHops
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a Maudite snifter. While the size of the bright white head is disappointing, it's fairly tenacious and leaves some streaks of lace. Hazy gold body.

Sweet sugar cookie nose with a hearty dose of cloves and a white pepper spiciness that tastes much stronger than it smells. A bit on the thickish side, but with plenty of carbonation and bitterness to cut through the body. I'm digging the interplay between the sweeter clove/cookie flavors and the prickly spice. The ABV is reasonably well-disguised, enough so that this one will really sneak up on you. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of soju6
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a hazy pale lemonade color with a good head that fades to lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus and fruit, mostly banana. Mild malt sweetness and some spice.

T: taste of citrus and fruit, again mostly banana, sweet malt and bread. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Light body, smooth and well balanced. The 8.23% ABV is very well hidden.

O: Nice tripel. Not an in your face, overpowering offering of the style.

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of Beaver13
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is stinky musty yeast, bready malts and some bananas.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some spices and bananas with a bit of a hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, an OK tripel. I liked this better on tap. This seems too sweet with too much banana.

Photo of GilGarp
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Photo of katan
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a goblet

A - Pours a light golden color, to almost straw. Pearly white, super strong head formation that bubbles like crazy but breaks down to film.

S - Fruity and spicy nose - reminds me of coriander, clove, all over the backdrop of citrus.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, lightly spicy. Mid-stream gets really strong spiciness, white pepper comes through huge. Hopping is non existent, and alcohol is well hidden as well. Finishes very clean.

M - Bubbly mouthfeel, almost biting carbonation. Moderate beer body, may even come off thin. Not very sticky sweet or hot considering the abv and style.

O/D - A very good tripel, nicely balanced between sweetness and the spicy character. Alcohol is well hidden - a little bit over carbonated, seems to be awfully filling. Too bad this is a one time only.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is an outstanding beer, different than a lot of other tripels. pours a little hazy with a big foaming white head, and a pale wheat color. smells delicious! notes of vanilla and sweet cream intermingle with a spicy belgian yeast and what must assuredly be some candy sugar. flavor is entirely unique, massive butterscotch sweet flavor right out of the gate, followed up by a yeasty groove with notes of citrus and black pepper, finish is sweet and long. the butterscotch flavor is very potent and direct, ive never tasted this in a beer before, and i like it. mouthfeel is lively, with a smooth medium body. this is drinkable yet fairly strong. overall a new classic from avery, which i hope i can get more of. this is really different and yummy.

Photo of chugalug06
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome white foamy three finger head. Very light, foggy, yellow color. Great lacing. As good as it gets.

Tons of pepper, cloves, and banana. Very nice use of yeast.

This brew drinks pretty hot. Lots of banana and clove goodness. Wet on arrival and semi-dry on exit. Slight sourness along with heavy sugary sweetness, but by no means a sugar bomb. decent carbonation too.

This brew is built to take the test of time. Awesome belgian flavors flow out of this brew. I'm going to scoop a few more to sit on. Quite highly recommended.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.