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 superspak
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled in April 2012. Pours hazy golden amber color with a small 1 finger foamy white head with poor retention, that reduces to nearly nothing. Small specks of lacing, and a small amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of big lemon, banana, clove, pear, apple, pepper, grass, bread, bubblegum, herbal, earth, candi sugar, wheat, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good strength, balance, and complexity. Taste of lemon, banana, pear, apple, bubblegum, clove, herbal, earth, wheat, bread, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of banana, lemon, pear, apple, clove, pepper, herbal, earth, wheat, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying sweetness. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Tripel! Great flavor complexity and balance; and extremely smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of harryhops
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoneTSR
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Very yellow in color. A little hazy too with a medium-sized fluffy, white head. The retention was decent and the lacing was OK, at least on the top third of the glass. Below that it lacked.

SMELL: Smells exactly like a Tripel should. Lemon, orange, coriander, a little yeast - spot-on for the style. It coul be a little stronger though.

TASTE: Citrus dominates this beer. Lemon, some orange and even a bit of grapefruit at the end are all here. The grapefruit provides a really nice bitterness on to the finish. A little funk and spice serve to make this beer a little more complex as well.

MOUTHFEEL: There is a shocking lack of booziness considering the 8.23% ABV. This light-bodied beer is also very well balanced.

OVERALL: Unusual for Avery in the sense that they nailed the style, and I mean just drilled it. They typically push the limits a little bit, but this only serves as an example that proves that Avery knows how to brew exactly what they want.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is an outstanding beer, different than a lot of other tripels. pours a little hazy with a big foaming white head, and a pale wheat color. smells delicious! notes of vanilla and sweet cream intermingle with a spicy belgian yeast and what must assuredly be some candy sugar. flavor is entirely unique, massive butterscotch sweet flavor right out of the gate, followed up by a yeasty groove with notes of citrus and black pepper, finish is sweet and long. the butterscotch flavor is very potent and direct, ive never tasted this in a beer before, and i like it. mouthfeel is lively, with a smooth medium body. this is drinkable yet fairly strong. overall a new classic from avery, which i hope i can get more of. this is really different and yummy.

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Photo of katan
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a goblet

A - Pours a light golden color, to almost straw. Pearly white, super strong head formation that bubbles like crazy but breaks down to film.

S - Fruity and spicy nose - reminds me of coriander, clove, all over the backdrop of citrus.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, lightly spicy. Mid-stream gets really strong spiciness, white pepper comes through huge. Hopping is non existent, and alcohol is well hidden as well. Finishes very clean.

M - Bubbly mouthfeel, almost biting carbonation. Moderate beer body, may even come off thin. Not very sticky sweet or hot considering the abv and style.

O/D - A very good tripel, nicely balanced between sweetness and the spicy character. Alcohol is well hidden - a little bit over carbonated, seems to be awfully filling. Too bad this is a one time only.

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Photo of DrinkNewport
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A gold pour, reasonable head, mild aroma (especially for a Belgian-style), as tripels go, there is a very mild flavor. This beer has a pretty high carbonation. There's little aftertaste.

Unfortunately, for an anniversary beer, it's rather forgettable. It's not a bad beer. I'd happily drink it again, but I'm not going to crave it.

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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 dwagner003
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 madelf66
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bulldogg915
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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 olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of StephRai
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tamtweh
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jxc5
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of stampfler07
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of buzzy
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Brewforia Meridian tonight for a pricey $10ish... Poured into my slim tulip while taking care of some stuff for work tomorrow... Nice white head leaves behind decent lacing... the brew is slightly hazed straw golden.

The nose is more phenolic than estery... pretty pronounced peppery note with an almost equal clove quality... a little bit of banana with warmth.

Banana and clove battle on the palate ... clove wins out and lingers for quite a while... Some honey and subtle under-ripe apple. As it warms, an almost floral orange zest note comes out.

Good body for an American interpretation of the style... A bit lighter than expected... carbonation is good too, but may be a touch light.

I dig this one... I would buy it again, but it would have to be for less than what I paid today.

All 4's.

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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 StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derekfilcoff
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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