Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty - Avery Brewing Company
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Reviews by Philousa:
3.44/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clarity is awesome on this shiny, metallic copper brew with a half finger head that retains well and covers the glass evenly. Very small amount of lacing, which is odd. Aroma is full of juicy fruit, such as pineapple, grapefruit, and other tropical fruit. Pine is a major aroma as well, with a hefty amount of biscuit and wheat bread. A little bit of Christmas type spice is in there as well. The heavy bread aromas don't carry over to flavor. It's more like white bread with some astringency and vinous flavors, followed by grassy and herbal bitterness. I get some oniony quality in the finish as well.. It really kicks in with bitterness in the aftertaste, lingering a good while. The feel is balanced with a dry finish.
For being an Avery DIPA, this is very balanced. Lots of malt character, but the hop flavor is lacking in my opinion. Could have used more depth in the flavor as well, as the astringency really gets in the way of tasting it fully.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2013 04:42:59 | More by Philousa
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled last May 13th 2013. On sale and I've wanted to try this so I took a chance.
Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
a: Nearly clear dark gold with a frothy two inch head which receded to rocky surface foam and patterned lacing.
s: Moderate pine and orange.
t: Oily smoothness with heavy body, then the hops bite. Citrus aftertaste with some bitterness on the tongue. The nearly 10% ABV seems amazingly well covered, virtually no throat burn.
m: Very silky smooth, Heavier than it looks, substantial body, which is part of its charm.
o: A sexy, tasty DIPA, still strong on hop bite despite its age. Perfect DIPA for the Fall and winter months. I was afraid this would not be so good after the months on it, but it was great.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 04:53:58 | More by scotorum
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty from Avery Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.