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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One | Avery Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
426 Ratings
Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty OneAvery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by JimmyFlatRock on 05-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
426
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
60
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of rodbeermunch
2.4/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look something was off with this a few years ago when I tried it, dunno if it was the tap lines or what.

Comes out a ruddy brown, weird bubble formation, loose bubbled didn't really hold much of a head down. Aroma was popcorn city breadiness, sourdough factory.

Taste was diacetyl city. Underneath that was just a hodgepodge kind of beer that feels like it was leftover ingredients mashed up into one of these beers. Brown malt, hops, dark fruit yeast impressions, just all over the place.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pulled this May 2014 bottle out of the back of the beer fridge. I've been holding on to it to share it with my neighbor and last night it finally was popped. It poured a muddy brown with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was sour dough. The taste was bready with slight hop flare. The mouthfeel was medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall it was ok....it probably would have been better fresh.

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Photo of CESPY
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 22 oz bottle in a snifter. This FINE brown pours a muddy brownish mahogany with a firm head of light khaki foam that settles to a thick ring and thin layer with very nice lacing. Nose of chocolate malts, pineapple, heavy citrus fruits of grapefruit, sweet malts, and bitter hops. Flavors follow the nose with dark bitter chocolate awash in grapefruit and pineapple on all sides finishing with a blast of bitter hops on the back and aftertaste. Coating but with enough carbonation to keep it lively with warming booze on the back. Very nice with a lot going on....almost too much. Love this brewery, and enjoyed this brew, but somewhat outside of my palate.

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Photo of TripelMark
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mschrei
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled May 2014. Still had a lot going for it. Malty but not overwhelmingly so. Slight bitterness, but a strong fill the center of the mouth character and body comes across most.

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Photo of rab53
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rand
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

I had this cellared away and didn't realize it was dry-hopped. I'm sure some of the citrusy, nuanced aspects have diminished, but the brew still tastes about proportional to its score. Here's the breakdown:

A: Dark copper-brown, clear, as the pour yields a small, wispy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Caramelly malts, nutty. Notes of oak and raisin, along with a grassy, floral tone. Booze is not at all masked and warms as you breath it in.

T/M: More bitter on the palate...not quite the malt-bomb I was expecting. Grassy astringency along with caramelly, toasty malt character. Kindy stodgy in it's texture, helping to accentuate the sweet aspects. Long finish with lingering sweet residue between sips.

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Photo of jwc215
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brewed May 2014:

Pours hazed brown - some ruby highlights. A foamy, lasting head tops it off. Lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of caramel/toffee with brown sugar and pine.

The taste is of caramel/toffee with herbal/spicy, piney/resinous hops. A hint of alcohol in the finish.

I have to admit, I didn't look at the brewing date when I picked it up a few days ago. I had never seen it where I purchased it (my regular place), so I assumed it was new. It still has a fresh hop character, so it does hold up well, though not having it fresh I will never know. Still, there was something that wasn't so smooth about it. It's still a very good beer though. A strong, hoppy brown ale, it still is.

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Photo of smaddock
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong alcohol, strong yeast, strong sweet malt, strong earthy malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of pickle, hops, and a hint of black pepper. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong alcohol, strong earthy malt, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of caramel malt, hops, grass, and slight biscuit-y burnt flavor. Overall, wow, a very intense beer in both body and aroma. Good appearance, aroma, and blend, but not a big fan of the biscuit-y burnt flavors.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark, almost black, but not quite, mahogany color, speckled with touches of reddish highlights and a full finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with tons of rich, earthy aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked sourdough bread. There’s also strong aromas of candied sugar, touches of stone fruit, such as prunes, dates and figs, as well as spices of black pepper, clove and garam masala. Finally, there’s quite a bit of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Delicious! There’s tons of rich, earthy flavors of bready, toasted malt, up front, imparting notes of freshly baked sourdough bread, followed by strong flavors of candied sugar, and touches of stone fruit, such as prunes, dates and figs, as well as spices of black pepper, clove and garam masala, dark chocolate and roasted chestnuts. Finally, there’s quite a bit of floral, piney hops at the finish, but its beautifully balanced and not at all overly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Chewy and extremely smooth, as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 8.7%, there is just a touch of a pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is a very complex, rich, earthy, inviting beer, with an extreme depth of flavor and great mouth feel. Excellent beer! Another grand-slam from Avery!

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Photo of sohearn
4.52/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerswag
3.39/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sweet Malty, and Carmel notes, Heavy mouthfeel, some licorice,
vanilla, a bite of hops which quickly disappears on the end. A bit heavy mouthfeel, and lacking balance. Smooth, and sweet tasting, lots of carmel, roasted malt, grain, and low carbonation.

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Photo of Lurkerson
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zorro
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear brown colored ale with a small light brown colored head.

Smells mildly sweet with with a bit of piney hop. Scents of brown bread. Not a real aromatic beer.

Starts out mildly sweet and fairly malty. Medium bitterness and mildly hoppy.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a decent hoppy brown ale.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Twenty One from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 426 ratings
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