Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
Enjoyed on tap at The Foundry in Westport. Poured into a bulbous Belgian-style tulip glass.
Appearance - A truly enchanting looking beer, with a two-finger head of bubbly white with a slight warmish twinge to the color. Retention is excellent and lacing is pronounced. Body is a beautiful muddy-red amber color, with patches of maroon and darker notes.
Smell - Citrus, tropical fruits and yes, some booziness as well. The esters sneak in near the end of the aroma, almost unnoticed. The predominant characteristic is grapefruit and orange zest.
Taste - Again with lots of citrus and fruit, now with some resinous pine characteristics and shallot flavor profiles as well. The alcohol is again present, this time a bit more pronounced, with that element only getting more forceful as the beer warms. Some sweetness arrives as well, reminding me a bit of an English barleywine.
Mouthfeel - Chewy and viscous, with a body on the heavy side of medium. Carbonation is moderate and the finish is slightly bitter and lingering.
Overall, a very tasty beer. It's not as distinct as some of my favorite Double IPAs, seeing as how it reminds me quite a bit of other examples of the style. That being said, it's a wondefully tasty beer from Avery--just one more example of their ability to do great work.
08-12-2013 20:19:35 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -2.9%
Poured into an impy nonic a clear medium golden with a large blooming one and a half finger white head atop that left multiple rings of broken chunks behind as it settled.Caramel malts and tropical fruits in the nose,sweet but not overly so.I like the full almost airy feel in the mouth,it went down nicely.Flavors of grilled pineapple and citrus with a tinge of vidalia onion the is a little off putting at first but doesn't overpower like another Colorado brewed beer wich I won't name.It's sweet but not nearly as sweet as way to many of the style,a worthy anniversary beer from a solid brewery.
07-05-2013 23:56:07 | More by oberon
3.89/5 rDev -5.4%
Light brown in color off of the pour. A very light bit of foam remains after the pour. The nose is a faint but it is definitely all about the hops. Faint but apparent grapefruit hops on the nose. The flavoring is all hops with the grapefruit and slightly orange flavor. The hops are what you get in the aftertaste and there is a nice hop fade on the tongue. A pretty brisk mouthfeel and it is fairly refreshing. Very well done.
07-22-2013 04:14:52 | More by Franziskaner
4.41/5 rDev +7.3%
Appearance: good clarity, orangey with white creamy head
Aroma: very piney, like a fresh cut Christmas tree, citrus aromas as well, biscuity malt
Taste: outrageously piney and grapefruity with an almost indetectable biscuity malt backbone, clean yeast
Mouthfeel: oddly light and crisp for a 9.7% ale. Medium carbonation
Overall: Delicious. Definitely worth a try. A step up from most DIPAs in terms of piney and grapefruity character that literally explodes on your taste buds
08-14-2013 01:39:24 | More by dwren89
4.19/5 rDev +1.9%
Floral, grass, some pineapple and light tropical fruit astringency. Sweet pink grapefruit in the background along with some pine and very, very slight resin stickiness. Very noticeable breadiness and biscuit sweetness. Really nice DIPA - not very aggressive, but well balanced and big on the floral, grass, and light-fruit sweetness.
07-03-2013 04:57:11 | More by timc100
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.