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:
269
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 269 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled in April 2012.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Starts with about a finger of white head that quickly fades away. Lacing is very light.

Smell: Big aroma of Belgian yeast with clove spices and lots of fruity esters. Hints of banana and bubble gum. Some coriander and pepper. Big hints of citrus with some orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. A good amount of Belgian candied sugar along with some pale malts and wheat. Also a scent of alcohol.

Taste: A solid balance between fruity sweetness and spices. Big taste of Belgian yeast and cloves up front with some cloves, coriander, and peppers. Midway comes a bready taste of pale malts and wheat. Big taste of fruit with notes of banana, bubblegum, and citrus orange, lemon, and pineapple. Has just enough Belgian candied sugar to liven up the sweetness without becoming too syrupy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, and pretty spicy feel. Alcohol is felt a little but is fairly tame.

Overall: A very good American take on a Belgian Tripel. Nice balance between the fruits, sugar, and spices.

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

A very different tripel from the ones I've been drinking lately. Some mild funkiness on the initial swirl, lemon zest, lavender, corn, aspirin. Really aggressive flavors though.. hard candy, peppermint, banana, yellow pear, & pineapple. Carbonation and mouthfeel is spot on for a tripel, lots of tiny bubbles on each sip makes it feel light, despite the heavy flavors.

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Photo of TubaManJack
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance
I understand why a lot of the other reviewers comment on its similar to an unfiltered wheat. The body consists of the same yellow color with cloudy notes. The foamy thick white head settles to leave a bit of lacing left behind.

Smell
The nose is sweet and filled with that typical Belgian nose but with banana. There is also some light malt. Its aromatic and has a good nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel
A lasting Belgian typical taste which is what I expected from the nose. The most surprising bit is how light and milky this beer. It's a nice change of pace and decent example. I could have done with a bit of carbonation and maybe a slightly dryer mouthfeel.

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Photo of NWer
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured opaque golden into my Russian River stemmed glass.
yellow head. Nice appearance.
Taste a little on the dry side compared to most tripels. Hoppier than most as well. Dry finish.
Very enjoyable. I liked this beer a lot and would definitely recommend it.
Very well crafted. Comes down to personal taste as to how well it is received.
Looking forward to going back and snagging a few more while I still can.

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

A: A hazy yellow color with a thick white head that laces the sides of the tulip glass.

S: Alcohol, Belgian yeast, pineapple, and sweet corn.

T: The clove spice and alcohol are immediately apparent. There is also some sweet tropical fruit and another faint trace of what tastes like sweet corn or creamed corn.

M: Light and a bit syrupy with peppery carbonation.

O: A good tripel, good quality in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Googs
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Slikpitt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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

appearance: Slightly hazy gold. A full, almost honey look. Decent white head on the pour that settles to nearly nothing.
smell: Sweet fruit with a hint of spice. Very appealing.
taste: Nicely done. Nice, easy fruit and sweetness with a hint of sour with a gentle finish.
overall: Not a big anniversary beer that will wow, but a nicely done tripel.

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Photo of iKrystin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of GTB
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled April 2012. Pours a hazy straw color with a large white head that diminishes quickly. Scent is bubblegum and coriander at first. A good amount of wheat and some apples. Taste is slightly boozy alcohol at first, which immediately turns to sweet fruit. Apples...both green and red with some lemon. Good amount of pepper and spiciness with bubblegum and coriander. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little under-carbonated for a Belgian style tripel. I say this because most tripels are overly carbonated. Drinkability is high. Overall, this is a very tasty brew.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a glowing, cloudy yellow with a small white cap, some bubbles but the lacing is nice

S: Ligth citrus notes with bubblegum, pepper, wheat and cloves

T: Initially I get some light heat with yeast, bubblegum and spice. Midway I get some wheat more cloves and the finish rounds out with some spice, fruits, light booze, wheat and a lingering but light bitterness and a dry finish

M: Well carbonated, medium to big body. The more it sits on palate the boozier, sharper and more astringent it taste

O: Not a bad Tripel. I probably would not drink it again but was happy to try it. The only recommendation I would make is losing some of the finishing heat and lingering bite

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Photo of derekfilcoff
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed honey color with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Pepper notes, phenols, breadyness

T: Coriander, peppery spice & phenols up front, some green apple peel as well. Band-aids, pineapples, a touch of lemon & even some mango, getting better as it warms, grainy notes as well & more coriander. Finishes peppery, fruitty, with pineapple & more coriander

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation, carbonation picks up a bit as this warms

Drinks alright, not as good as I hoped, but worth a shot. Avery best deliver something bigger than this for 20 or I will be dissapointed

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy gold with a medium white head which leaves very good lace.

S: Peppery spice, some apricot and pear, nice smell.

T: Stone fruit and a lot of pear. Yellow apple, coriander, white pepper. Complex and tasty.

M: Creamy, medium to full-bodied, touch of ethanol, soft carbonation.

O: This is a really well done American tripel, very much to style. A tasty strong ale.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Two years from legal age, Avery's birthday recipe is an oddly calm Belgian-style tripel ale that sticks to the script without going off the deep end with exotic spice-this or rare fruit-that. It's surprisingly refreshing, both literally and figuratively, to have a tripel done right. Maybe our little brewery is growing up.

Nineteen pours with a mostly bright pour of absolute straw and only the most modest of haze for yeast-heavy Belgian ales. The beer develops a froathy white foam that caps the beer with terrific retention and lace. There's nothing to the eye that suggest this beer is anything but stellar.

Floral, fruity, and spicy, the beer fills the nose with a bouquet of supple and feminine aromatics. Flower nectar, mild honey, fruit blossoms, ripe pears, apricots, and apples marry together for a well integrated scent that implies sweetness and tartness. A balance of clove, white pepper, and white wine acidity balances the notion of potpourri with zest and zing.

Lightly bready and peppery to as malty flavors of light bread, clove, and coriander cradle the palate and usher in a medium-sweet juicy flavor of fruit, agave, and powdered sugar. This full flavor bursts with apples, pears, white grapes, and kiwi with an unexpected intensity. Yet the beer develops toward a fleeting malt taste that gives rise to mildly grassy, herbal bitterness, and white pepper.

Medium bodied, the carbonation prefers the creamy bread textures over the more authentic champagne-like sprite of Belgian-brewed examples. Yet the beer's rich mid palate recedes a bit to allow the finish of alcohol warmth, peppery bite, and mild fruit acidity to seem somewhat wine-like.

Avery's delicious balance of fruit and spice with malt support lets the yeast do the talking. Foregoing any meaningful spice additions, the beer takes high honors for American-style Belgian tripel design and execution.

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Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, straw-yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled yeasty with some fruity notes. Light caramel notes.

T - Nineteen hits you with spiciness up front with some fruitiness - like green apple and pear. Some sweet caramel and bready malt add backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is good. Avery always does good beer and their Anniversary beers are always ones I look forward to. This did not disappoint.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky straw. Not much head. Small white ring. No lace.

S - Sharp. Acrid. Green apple. Malt undertow.

T - Lush tropical fruit, malt, a little funk. I like the Juicy Fruit aspect of it.

M - Medium body, low on carb, good balance.

D - Tasty enough. I would have a few.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of JRod1969
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Raiden805
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a great looking beer. I was suggested it at my local market that carries some nice beers. I was told it was a limited edition type of beer by Avery Brewing Co. He knew I loved my Belgian beers.

While I poured it, I could already smell the aromas of bananas, as weird as that sounds. As I took a deeper smell, I was able to smell a small amount of wheat. To me, it almost DRINKS like a heffeweizen, some might call me crazy, but that's how I felt about it.

It has great taste to it, I still get a fruity/banana and wheaty after taste to it. I drank mine out of a chalice, 6oz glass. Great carboantion, once it hits the roof of ur mouth, you really get the full effect of this beer. I was really able to taste that Belgian candy sugar taste, I loved it! It gives it that swet accent.

You don't taste too much of the alcohol content on it, but it definitely gives my tongue a tingle feeling to it.

It drank like an ale, but definitely didn't smell like most ales I have drank. It is a great tasting Belgian Ale, but I don't think it tops others I have had before. A great experience and addition to my palette though!

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Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a huge effervescent white head. Fades very slowly, leaving fluffy patches of lacing everywhere.

S: Pear, lemons, and a little grass up front. A hint of apple and a bit of breadiness.

T: Very bready, biscuity and grainy for lack of a better term. I get some pear, banana and a little honey too. Sort of odd herbal and grassy bitterness in the finish. Some spices linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation, drying on the back end.

O: Unusual tripel. It's sweet and biscuity and then oddly bitter. Like a reverse IPA. Don't care much for the finish at all, bitter and drying and almost astringent. Otherwise a decent beer.

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Avery Anniversary Ale - Nineteen from Avery Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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