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Avery Anniversary Eighteen

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Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Boulder, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 244   ABV: 8.12%
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For this year’s celebratory brew, we decided to focus on the characteristics that certain yeasts bring to the party. Each of the five Belgian yeasts selected adds its own unique aspect to the flavor and aroma of this saison. The hefty addition of rye helps dry this beauty out and lends another spicy component to the flavor. And for added fun, we subtly dry-hopped it, too! Brewed with malted barley, imported malted rye, imported specialty malts, hops and a blend of five Belgian yeast strains.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (634) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Medium ambery brown pour like applice cider, intensely cloudy with eighth inch of eggshell head that disappeared within a minute. Powdery sour aroma, white grape juice and saison, a bit of alcohol too. Low carbonation, mouthfeel average to buttery, finish a bit peppery with a slight bit of alcohol heat that numbs the tongue. Rye-y taste, a decent amount of ground black pepper, subtle but some melon and booze flavor. Nice saison with a favorable amount of rye/pepper flavor, would be better if there was more sour fruit taste though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (808) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Hazy amber color with minimal head. Aroma of sweet malt , bread , fruits , yeasts . Taste is rich : notes of yeast , hop, fruits, dark malt. Medium body, low carbonation. Decent , interesting saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2013
22oz bottle i think i got to this one too late. bit of a spice aroma. dark wheat pour. taste was just malt and spice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

2011 Vintage / Bottled in May 2011

7/28/2011: Avery Eighteen (A Dry-Hopped Rye Saison)... Aroma: Flat, just the slightest hint of anise. Appearance: Pale copper color, shiny; average carbonation; thin, crackle-top beige veil. Flavor: Wow, quite unexpected... Starts with a deep, subtle, somewhat meaty smokiness that rises slowly to the surface; light citrus quality in the middle followed a bit of oily, toasted rye malt; there’s a hit of sweetness right at the end and then some dry fruitiness that I would expect from the rye malt. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth and a bit slick; mild carbonation. Overall: Hmmm... Not really sure what this is as it is definitely NOT what I expected at all. That having been said, it’s good and perfectly drinkable, but definitely nothing noteworthy.

1 Pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (O.G. 1.069; 8.12% ALC/VOL). Rating #262 for this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle served in snifter: Pours a cloudy amber with some floaties, small lasting fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized apples, strawberry, banana, rye bread, herbal and floral hops, juicy fruit bubblegum, dusty yeast esters and a touch of clove. The taste is pretty fruity and toffee based, heavy English Marmalade overtones. Some hop and yeast driven spicy notes along with the finishing rye and hint of noble herbal bitterness. The mouth feel is lightly lush and oily, moderate to light carbonation and a bit of the rye dryness. Overall, this has aged well and is enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2224) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
August 2011. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Malt, yeast, bread and grassy aromas. Good hoppy bitterness and a refreshing finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2082) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bomber compliments of AndyReynolds (may 2011) - pours opaque amber with offwhite head and great lacing. Nose is yeast and Barley. Flavor adds a more malty character and something tangy. Sweet with latent bitterness and a little spiciness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, and soured yeast(?). Some fruity and sourdough bread notes stand out. Interesting. Great palate with nice bitter presence in finish. Not outstanding, but not bad

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Sampled at Ft Wayne RB tasting - Pours hazy amber-orange and smells of rye and hops with a touch of citrus. It has a sweet flavor and is clearly very rich in malted rye. There’s a hint of citrus and some mild bitterness. Dry finish. Very good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2013
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled in May 2011. Pours hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big orange, pear, apple, grape, pepper, clove, caramel, toast, honey, spicy rye, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy ester notes. Taste of caramel, orange, pear, apple, grape, toast, clove, pepper, floral, honey, herbal, brown bread, spicy rye, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, citrus, light fruits, toast, pepper, clove, floral, honey, herbal, brown bread, spicy rye, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy esters, with tame rye flavor; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy, slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. Great balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.


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