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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: 282   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On tap. Sampled blind. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body with a large and lasting white head. Grainy, pils aroma with a hint of spice. Yeasty, estery, light spicy hop aroma. Baked bread. Tongue depressor. Flavors are grainy, grassy and lightly fruity (estery), bready, bananas, spice. Medium to noticeable alcohol. Malt forward.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Draft at Rattle n Hum with Linh. Pours a hazy brown body with no head and slight off white lacing. Aroma is light funky wheat notes. Mouthfeel is smooth - lightly carbonated with notes of funky wheat, dark fruit, and sweet fruity malts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Scent is malty, bready and sweet. Taste is sweet with a light bitter finish. Different and not that great.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bomber pours a hazy deep amber with a large khaki head, nice pop opening this one. Aroma of candied Belgian yeasts, cotton candy, bubble gum, and fruits. Bitter Rye and alcohol taste really taking over any other flavors here, malty. Spices and yeast more predominant as it warms but I’m still not digging the dry bitterness in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a rich amber with a medium off white head. The aromas are rye, musk, bread. The mouthfeel is slightly dry, a little malty and lightly bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Pours an orange color with a large canvas colored head. Notes of peanut butter, biscuits, Citrus hops, Belgian yeast and cookies. Weird beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1004) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark red-gold wtih a fine-grained creamy head that leaves lace. Nose is spicy and dry with an almost minty overtone. Citrusy and very very dry on the tongue, with definite rye spiciness. The mouthfeel provides a nice balance -- there’s some round richness that helps cut the dry. Good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Dark golden ale. Small white head. Spicy aroma. Deep malt aroma. Wild yeasty flavor. Thick malty body. Bitter upturn when it finishes. Slightly congestive. Possible allergen present?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Bottle courtesy Dixonian. Pours a clear golden color with a ring of white head. Aroma is sweet Belgian fruit with grains and sweet fruit. Some bits of plant root. Flavor is dry and bitter with lots of bitter milkweed and some yeast. Finishes bitter. Not sure if it’s worthy of an anniversary. 2.8
RE-RATE Fratto bottle yes fun. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is lemongrass, clove spice and citrus. Flavor is dry grains with a dry bitter finish. A little harsh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle @ home. Cloudy red burgundy appearance with a light tan head. Black pepper, light barnyard, belgian yeasty, light fruit, light rye aroma. Slightly tangy, slightly fruity, somewhat spicy, peppery, yeasty, bready, rye, medium bitter organic hoppy flavor. Spicy, earthy hoppy, belgian yeasty finish. Tasty brew but nothing super special.


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