Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen | Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Anniversary Ale - NineteenAvery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.23%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chugalug06 on 05-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bit thin... lacking much of a head and no real lacing, a slight suggestion of alcohol legs but that's about it. A smidgen of beading.

Nose is nice and clean. Banana, clove, mango, syrupy fruit. Some nice yeast presence as well.

Bready, peppery yeast, more banana, and a strange alcohol character that I wouldn't expect from the ABV. The taste unfortunately suffers from the lack of body.

Overall, worth trying but not much else. I'd love to try this one on tap sometime.

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Photo of mscudder
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottled in April. Poured into a Duvel snifter.

A - Cloudy, almost frozen lemonade colored, yellow with a fluffy head sporting large bubbles.

S - Warm yeast is the most prominent aroma followed by subtle fruits and pine. Dry smell for sure.

T - Dry upfront and throughout, which is not personally my favorite, but well done for the style. Some hops and citrus notes are present throughout with an emphasis on apricot.

M - A crisp and fizzy light bodied Tripel with no alcohol leaking through whatsoever.

O - A solid showing from Avery, but simply too dry for my liking; I prefer more Belgian yeasts, wet hops and a moist finish.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of kew
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Joshgonzales79
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of TonyTalon
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of thagr81us
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my doppelganger for sharing this one! Served from growler into a Terrapin mason jar. Poured a hazy golden yellow with a one finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, banana, fruit, and subtle alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, spices, subtle wood, banana, fruit, and subtle alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This aroma on this one was quite good and very inviting. I was concerned that it would not be based on some of the past anniversary brews from them. But this one definitely surprised me on that front. The flavor unfortunately did not follow suit which was rather unfortunate for the brew overall. The boozy note on it was just a little much with the subtle flavors going on which were not able to balance it out. Worth trying if you get the chance.

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Photo of 40ontarget
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a chalice)
Bottled April 2012
A- This beer pours a hazy golden yellow body with a thin snow white head that last a bit and a swirling microbubble carbonation.

S- The soft dry yeast aroma has a green citrus pith note to it that could be some esters or some hops? The citrus hint at the finish is green hops and has some fruit cocktail notes to it as it warms.

T- The dry green citrus fruit zest quality leads to the yeasty ester taste that is classic in tripels. There is a touch of bitterness from the hops that lingers a moment in the dry finish. The hops take on some apricot notes in the after taste and the fruit cocktail flavor comes through similar to the smell.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a crisp clean fizz to it with no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a nice crisp dry tripel but it has some interesting twist to it that are quite nice. The fruity character that could be hops or yeasty esters really enhance the flavor/smell but they are subtle enough that they don't over power the beer.

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Photo of Ranz
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy, pale orange straw. Thin mixed head dissipates quickly to a thick ring around the glass and thin film. Aroma true to style with Belgian yeast and spicing, sweet malt and light apple and stone fruit. Flavor follows, with light apple and pear with stone fruit, Belgian yeast, coriander and cloves, sweet malt. Starts somewhat on the sweet side, but finishes rather dry with the tripel spices lingering after the taste. Medium bodied. A nice tripel and enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of avalon07
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a growler to a goblet. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Average lacing.

S: A nice and spicy aroma, with hints of yeast and malt as well.

T: Tasted of yeast, a phenolic element, some malt and a good deal of spices (pepper especially). An incredibly vibrant, well rounded flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a somewhat slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An incredibly enjoyable beer. One of the more drinkable American versions of a tripel I've tried.

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Photo of mactrail
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden amber in the Duvel tulip. Decent head and quite spritzy on the tongue. Very fragrant with a long flowery and fruity nose.

At first tastes like a really big Wit, with the wheaty German esters and spicy citrus flavors. But it dries out after a couple of sips and goes through a Saison-like phase. Lots of fragrant fruit. A dose of banana along with a fruit salad of apricots and dried pears with some grainy taste. It's really spicy, almost hot. Tangy but not overly acidic. Interestingly complex and the long aftertaste provides more fragrances and flavors.

The nose of fruity fragrance with each sip is quite nice. A little austere but rewarding. From the 22 oz bottle bought in San Diego somewhere.

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Photo of argock
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear white wine glass. Bottled in April 2012 printed on front of label. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA) for $8.49.

A: Very light golden, like a witbier almost with the same sort of haze and no head to speak of. I rewashed the glass after the first run to get any residual JetDry off that might have been there, and still, only a
S: Plenty of Belgian yeast phenolics, bubblegum, berry alcohol, pale malt graininess, apple, pear and quite a bit of lemon citrus.

T: A very good tasting tripel with strong Belgian yeast phenolic character with clove and coriander melting to orange/lemon peel with white pepper in the finish. There is just a hint of grain and a light alcohol note in the finish. The light fruit of green apple and pear come through as well. Really an outstanding flavorful tripel in this department.

M: A crisp and moderately-very dry finish with fine carbonation and a medium body.

O: It has some hits and misses with a light aroma profile and a subpar appearance, but the flavor and feel more than make up for it. If you like your tripels on the fruity, phenolic, and dry side, this is a real winner.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber pours a very hazed, light gold color with a small-ish white head. Retention is about average and lacing is quite good.

Nose has a nice Belgian yeast presence and the malts are honeyed but not too sweet. Surprisingly restrained on the hops for Avery.

Very nice, fresh all-round tripel! I am surprised by this one. I really like the fact they didnt add any crazy ingredients here. Yeast is very authentic tasting. The oats give it a nice heft to the mouthfeel. Alcohol is prevalent yet integrated nicely. Its been a long time since I bought multiple Avery anniversary beers, probably Avery 15 was the last one. I will do so here though, this is delicious. I really dont have anything negative to say about this one...good stuff, recommended for tripel fans.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is classic tripel, with some nice citrus and wheat notes. There is also some sweetness from the candy sugar and some spice from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is very similar, with a lot of orange and lemon notes, as well as a lot of pepper and yeast. The beer is fairly dry and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made tripel and another good anniversary beer from Avery.

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Photo of Mitchster
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

$7.99 for a 22oz bomber @ BevCo. Brewed with malted barley, malted wheat, flaked oats, belgian candy sugar, hops and an infamous belgian yeast strain (Duvel?). Bottled May 2012. OG=17p, 8.23% ABV.

Pours out to a cloudy pale straw golden (unfiltered, but also cloudy from the wheat and oats), forming a soapy bone white head with excellent retention and solid sheets of lace. Moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The aroma is very nice..the requisite belgian tripel phenolics and tropical fruit...pears, bananas, pineapple. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium body and finishing very dry with an overly tart acidity. The taste is a recap of the aroma...plenty of pils malt character, the candi sugar is right where it should be...not cloying or cidery...the bitterness is quite firm (again, with the Duvel) and lingers in the aftertaste...actually a bit firm for my tastes and for the style. Bready and peppery in the finish. There is a green leafy and lemony hoppiness that really shouldn't be here and kinda throws the beer out of balance...they must not have aged their hops. As it sits and warms, it definitely gets better.

As a beer, this is decent. As a triple, it doesn't really fare very well. Honestly, I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. Taste is much the same with some citrus fruit and citrus zest flavors as well. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer and a good American take on the style. Good stuff.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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