Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: on-tap
08-12-2013 20:19:35 | More by LambicPentameter
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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
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