Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager)

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.69%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by WhatsNewinBooze on 05-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this at the local liquor store. I know it's old but it was cheap so I picked up another as I haven't had it since it came out last year.

A - The beer pours a deep dark nearly black color with a 1/2 finger of tan head. Decent retention and lacing. Amber brown edges.

S - Roasted malt character with some coffee and smoke. A hint of earthy hops as well.

T - Roasty throughout. Nice flavors of coffee, smoke, and malty sweetness. More flavorful than the nose would lead on. Medium bitterness throughout. Decent hop flavors as well: more earthy in tone than anything else.

M - Medium bodied and well carbonation. Suprisingly smooth.

O - Still held up pretty well for how old it is. I suppose the higher abv allowed for a decent cellar. Reminds me exactly of the fresh bottle I picked up when it came out.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-23-2011 01:44:30

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Label says Bottled in May 2010.

A- Pours a shoe polish black with a 1/2 inch light tan head that doesn't last too long before receding to a paper-thin ring with a fluff of surface foam in the middle and bordering lace.

S- Hops and spice. Black pepper along with roasty chocolate sweetness.

T- Bold hops at first that give way to heavy malts and a spicy finish. Bitter in the front, sweet in the back. Alcohol is beautifully hidden which is probably due to the aging. Notes of milk chocolate.

M- Luscious and creamy as well as oily from the heavy amount of hops. Medium carbonation has held up well in the bottle.

O- This one was plucked at the perfect time. Well worth the eleven bucks.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of TheSarge
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this one into a half lite dimpled stein. I poured this brew in quickly and the head produced was dark tan, and about three fingers thick. The body is jet black with some reddish/black tea hues shining through on the edges of the glass.

The aroma is on a milky lactose type of aroma, along with vanilla and fig.
Taste wise it's smoky, a little coffee and vanilla, with a hint of chocolate.

Feels smooth and full in body. A desert in a glass for sure, and a lager unlike I've had before!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Happy to find this in Atlanta a year and a half after it was released

A - Porter dark with 1 finger of head and a tiny bit of lace on the glass

S - Dark malts and dry hops.

T - Starts out like a porter with burnt malts, but then the hops kick in like fire. Very citrusy, exellent!

M - Well carbonated and full body. Very nice mouthfeel

O - An excellent hoppy black ipa. It's technically a black lager, with tons of hops, but it tastes like a good old fashioned black ipa double dry hopped. As good as it gets for this style.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Avery Anniversary Ale - Seventeen (Dry Hopped Black Lager) from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 286 ratings