Avery Brewing Company

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Lager - American
Ranked #235
Ranked #38,441
3.56 | pDev: 8.43%
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Notes: We use pure rocky mountain water with two row and pilsner malts to create this quintessential lager. As a true representation of our time-honored craft, Avery Lager is clean and refreshing, with a smooth finish.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

i guess every brewery needs one of these now, especially an operation like avery, where so many of their beers are crazy interesting and freakishly strong, i think this is a nice and needed addition to their lineup. its fine beer, but i expect a lot more than fine after being a big avery fan for years, i thought they could do more with a simple yellow beer for some reason. its clean enough, easy drinking, and pretty well made of course, but its largely unremarkable, and really doesnt turn me on in any meaningful way. i had it on tap, and it wasnt maybe as cold as it could be, ill have to try this again from a frosty can right from the fridge. its deep yellow in color with a short white head, pretty good clarity, and enough carbonation. a little tiny kiss of malt sweetness in nose and on the front end, but then dry in the finish with a little bit of a citrus snap to the hops at the end, dry and without bitterness at all. i can hardly taste the lager yeast, which makes this beer seem overly simplified, especially for a brewery i expect big flavors from, but whats here is nice, clean, and agreeable. nothing special at all, but a nice drinker and something to balance out all the heavy and intense beers they do here. i wanted to love it though, and i just couldnt. nice with some greasy food.

May 27, 2019
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jadpsu from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Brighton on first day at James and Allison's new home.
LOOK: Crystal clear pale gold with plenty of all white head that displays great retention. Simple but impressive appearance.
AROMA: Lots of grain, cereal malts some yeast esters.
TASTE: True to the Lager, Pilsner style, while having more going for it in the style. Clean, refreshing bread malts
with a touch of floral hops.
Grains persist in aftertaste adding a light finish.

May 20, 2019
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A clear light gold color. Small white head with a little bit of lace.
Fresh, outdoors, grassy aroma.
Mild grain taste. Light touch of hops.
Light-bodied. Crisp and refreshing.

Apr 18, 2019
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beergoot from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale, straw yellow body with slow rising carbonation; relatively thin yet sticky and frothy white head. Decent grassy and herbal smell; dried grass. Light cereal grain flavor; some dull spiciness; balanced amount of mild hoppiness. Light body; crisp; very soft malt sweetness.

A decent American lager, relatively light and feathery.

Feb 12, 2019
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As the craft beer community look for oportunities to shine in a crowded market, they also look for ways to reach a broader appeal. The American adjunct lager is well adapted to reach an audience that couldn't care less about big bitterness, haze, gravity or bold flavor of any kind. And this is how Avery Brewing Company rolls with an adjunct grain riddled lager.

With a ripe and roaring cereal grain aroma, notions of tortilla chips, cream of corn and a husken sweet scent gravitates toward the nose along with hints of apple esters, sulfur and a hint of floral hops. Pale straw and cast in a faint haze, the sufficiently named Avery Lager crowns with a light and loose froth. Gentle grain sweetness of fresh baking bread, sourdough and honeysuckle come along with the promised cereal character for a simplistic yet straight forward taste.

Much the same transpires across the middle palate as the sweetness resonates somberly but long into the late palate. All the while the hops turn from floral and fruity to spice with pepper, grassiness and an overall herbal nature that closes with a mild bitterness of parsley, hay and lemongrass. A rise of green apple and mild sulfurs mingle late in taste for an earthy, pungent and brisk taste.

Medium bodied, the beer's persistent graininess plagues the finish with raw grains, soil and stewed corn. A minty cool finish eases into a short aftertaste of light hop bitterness and yearning to order a better beer next.

Oct 29, 2018
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Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 19 ratings