Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen | Avery Brewing Company

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82
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445 Ratings
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Avery Anniversary Ale - FifteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.68%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ArrogantB on 04-27-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
445
Reviews:
372
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
17.83%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Thanks to tectactoe for dropping this bottle on me as an extra in a recent trade; I haven't had much Avery since they pulled out of Minnesota prematurely a couple years ago. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pop is solid & the pour is a clear, light orange, plenty of carbonation for a 4 1/2 yr. old beer. Nose is rock-em-sock-em wow. Somebody jammed a lemon up my nose & followed up it with an inhalant of Belgian yeast, menthol, cedar, good-fuck-knows what else. Honestly like nothing else I've ever sniffled.

Avery Fifteen is like a gentle duke of funk. Overwhelming impression of a plank of cedar that's been dragged through an herb garden, left out to gather dust for a couple years, then sprinkled with pear juice & pepper. Then lick the plank. Oh, it probably wasn't treated wood, either. Musty. Carbonation is fleeting & gone by mid-drink, but that's probably due to its advanced age; isn't this about 63 in human years?

"Interesting" keeps going through my mind, much more frequently that "Great". A worthwhile experiment that's held up very nicely. Good beer.

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A: Pours a hazy yellow or orange with a foamy white head, for a four year old brew, a lot of carbonation.

S: Earthy, funky Belgian yeast, tart fruit, lemon, fig in the nose.

T: Lemon, fig, funky/earthy Belgian yeast. A bit one-dimensional.

M: Smooth and medium bodied.

O: More funky than tart. Not the best wild ale, but pretty good. Recommended for fans of the style, if you can find it (seeing as how it's now really old).

Note: Brewed in 2008, imbibed in 2012.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Fifteen from Avery Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 445 ratings.
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