Avery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen | Avery Brewing Company

Avery Anniversary Ale - SixteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen
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Avery Anniversary Ale - SixteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.69%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by waltonc on 05-31-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 267 |  Reviews: 216
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of bmwats
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a standard pint.

A: Cloudy, hay color. Pours about a 1 and a half finger, bubbly, white head. Settles slowly. Leaves a foamy blanket on the surface. Some beer ring lacing, mostly retreats into the body of the brew.

S: Baked sourdough bread, raspberry, orange, and clove.

T: Baked bread with a bitter tang of orange rind, and just a slight bubble gum sweetness.

M: Light and a bit of a washed out feel. Bittersweet, dry finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Good color with a nice foamy head, and some decent lacing. Nose includes a nice combination of baked bread, fruit, and spice. Flavor is a light malty baked bread, with a light fruity bitterness and sweetness. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of kkrez
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from notes:
This Saison captures the bold, experimental and adventurous nature the Avery staff brings with them to work on the daily. Sixteen is also known as the three strippers beer because it is brewed with Jasmine, Peaches, and Honey.

She pours a beautiful hazy golden straw color.

The smell is of Belgian yeast, somewhat sulfury, with hints of the jasmine, peaches and honey, the peach is the most pronounced of the three.

Taste starts out somewhat citrusy wheaty, Belgian yeast, hints of banana, peaches, and a slight hop bitterness.

It starts pretty creamy and finishes pretty dry

Overall, a very interesting American Belgian. Would def drink again

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4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this at the Liquor Locker Green River Road location in Evansville, IN. Imagine that, a beer sitting for 2 years in Evansville. Bottled in May of 2009. Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

A - Pours a murky straw color with a sizeable white head which stirs up more from a vigorous pour. Leaves moderate lacing.

S - Fruity esters dominate with scents of lemons and peaches. There is also the characteristic barnyard smell of the style.

T - Tart up front with the fruit playing a major role. The funk is also evident and mixes well with the fruit.

M - Fairly light with a generous carbonation.

A good representative of the style. Glad I got to try it. Have never had a bad beer from Avery.

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sierra Nevada pint glass. Says Bottled on May 2009. I didn't realize this was bottled so long ago. I should've known something was up when I found it in Total Wine's clearance section. At first, I was upset but, upon reading reviews for the beer, I realized that many people have let it sit for a couple years intentionally and that the results were very good. So my spirits were once again lifted and now: time to review the beer!

A- Pours a hazy straw color with a 1/4 inch head that eventually decays to a more or less solid sheet of white foam on the surface. Some lacing but not much.

S- Smells of oranges, lemons and of the peaches made during the brewing. Smells a bit sour and has a lightness that's typical of saisons.

T- Some citrusy fruit esters upfront that widen to a full, tart flavor and lingers a good while. The 7.6% ABV is clear but not overpowering. Feel a warming in the stomach after a few easy swigs. Jeez, this stuff's good. I'm not usually a fan of sourness but this is pretty much spot on to my pucker threshold. And it's not that syrupy sweet sour that you sometimes encounter in contrived versions but rather a light yet complex use of the style. Mild hops and mild malts but still around for the ride. Way to go.

M- The tangy tartness of the beer provides plenty of room for the medium-high carbonation to bounce around and show off its stuff.

O- Interesting take on a farmhouse ale. I'm not used to them being this strong yet light in body but man, Avery nailed it as they usually do. A great beer indeed.

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3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light gold with a medium head. Nose is floral, sweet, saison yeast, stone fruit. Mouth is sweet upfront with a lot of stone fruit, honey, Belgian yeast, very light hops on the finish. Kind of hot. Stronger than I would have thought before I opened it, and comes across as such. Like a Belgian Strong Ale more than a saison, and way too sweet for my taste.

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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled May 2009. This has lasted amazingly well. Fruity, tart, and on the sweet side. No trace of off flavors. Just a slight haze to the light golden color in the wine glass. Slight head and modest lacing, but enough carbonation to fill the mouth. Sharp and flavorful. Quite fruity, which carries over into the aroma. Celery and jelly beans.

Very drinkable and pleasant beer. If only it was a regular Avery offering.

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at Stone back around when it first came out. From old notes (August 2009).

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden straw color with a tall white head.

S: An incredibly floral aroma. Lots of jasmine to it along with some of the peach and perhaps even a touch of honey. A light malt note to it, very soft but slightly sweet. Quite a bit of yeast with a mild citrus note.

T: The flavor has a distinct spice and intense floral quality to it. Jasmine notes are certainly there and there's a hint of lavender. Sweet fruits such as apples and peaches with a lightly sweet malt flavor.

M: Quite light in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Nice and easy to drink, great for the summer time. Not sure how it might be holding up these days.

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3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on 8/4/11. Fluffy, fairly loose white foam. Cloudy bright lemon-yellow brew has ample trails of effervescence throughout.

Funky, spicy aroma. Dry and quite redolent of barnyard. Just a faint hint of the peach peeks through.

Tastes sweeter than it smells, but still on the dry side. Lots of white pepper and coriander spiciness. Light peach and pineapple add a mere touch of sweetness. The peach comes through most readily in the aftertaste, where it lingers alone on the palate after the spice departs.

Mouthfeel is overly fizzy, making an already light beer even fluffier.

Overall, this is an interesting beer that could be very refreshing if less carbonated. Not bad, but not one of Avery's best, either.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured out of a bomber bottle into a tasting glass. Served cool but not cold.

A-very clear yellow body and a nice fluffy white head.

S-yeasty, clove and slight veggie smell

T-spicey, hard candy middle, metallic aftertaste.

M-light, well carbonated.

D-okay, there are such better representations or this style out there. Might pass if given limited options.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this 22oz on sale for $5.95. Bottled May, 2009. Poured into an Allagash chalice.

A- Pours a pale hay hue from bottle, sits a hazy pale golden straw color. A nice crisp paper white head forms and stays around for a while. Creamy lacing.

S- Really nice and robust aroma. Immediately sweet summer fruit and spice are upfront. The ripe peaches are really enticing. Smell almost is of fruit juice.

T- Sweet fruit, hay and mellow spice upfront. There is a slight citrus zest in the mix. The yeast lends some character. There is a slight bitterness that comes from the citrus rind notes.

M- Medium body that starts light on palate and builds up through sip. Starts wet and juicy and ends pretty dry. The sweet fruit lingers on sides of palate while the mild zest sits on tip. End flavors linger very well.

O- A very nice take on a farmhouse/ saison. The peaches really add a good flavor and sweetness to this brew. Crisp and sweet, great for a warm summer evening. Worth the $6 and will be looking to pick up another bottle or two. Recommend picking this one up if you want a good fruity summer saison.

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2.81/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold, shining like a flashlight from beneath the glass, glowing from its base. A narrow lip of white head wraps the outer edge and thinly covers the top.

Acidic from the start, with citrus and yeast being the most apparent. The sweet tang of peaches is there as well - almost too much. Reminiscent of other acidic liquids - like stomach acid.

Lemons and other citrus are highlights, underscored by a floral bitterness - guessing that's the jasmine. Honey sweetness and yeasty to close.

Biting carbonation blows up in the mouth at the swallow, bringing with it a sweet and bitter close, which slowly fades, drying the mouth as it does.

Off-putting from the outset, but after awhile it is a beer that begins to grow on you. Unfortunately, there is not enough beer in that bottle for me to like it very much. Love the experiment, not the end result.

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4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

this one closed the show for us tonight, as we had 4 different anniversary beers, i really liked this and thought it had actually improved over time. served into a tulip.

A rich and very hazy medium yellow color came gurgling out of the bottle, quickly coming to a head that reached a height of maybe two inches. There was then a rich coating of side glass lace that thoroughly coated the glass with some nice carbonation being visible throughout the session.

The aroma was highly charged on this one. Lots of light fruit swirling around with a healthy dose of spice in it as well. Nice touches of coriander, lemon, hints of pepper coming through, with a touch of pears warming up to it as it came up to room temperature. Nice earthy notes as it mellows with a rather lively profile. The initial taste was grainy, with a rush of lemon following suit almost immediately banana and clove soon to follow.. A wonderful sense of light fruit really just ran all over this one. I was quite impressed I have to admit. Smooth mouth feel was more the adequately carbonated and really just kept the profile popping throughout. An easy sipper, the moderate ABV lended itself well to a warm late summer evening.

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy, straw yellow color with a bright white head that adds some nice lacing to the glass.

S - Earthy as you might expect. I get straw, esters, banana, and clove.

T - The taste comes through just a little flat. Somewhat sweet upfront and that transforms into a more earthy flavor. However, the aftertaste is almost non-existent. Very strange.

M - The mouthfeel is dead on, light and crisp.

O - Overall this is a good beer but the aftertaste still has me scratching my head.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Sixteen from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61% out of 100 with 267 ratings
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