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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: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 244   ABV: 8.12%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For this yearís 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
This bottled brew bottled in May of 2011 from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body. The aroma was brown malt musty and malt hop. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of medium hops and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
This did not sound appealing based in the description but a bottle that a friend shared was better than expected. Dark amber color, decent head. Smells like rye and Belgian yeast. Flavor was odd, spicy rye, fruit, yeast but no hops. I honestly couldnít detect any sort of dry hopping. Overall not bad but I was glad I didnít actually pay for a bottle. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-04-2011 19:03:31

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2681) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Pours quite dark amber mostly clear with an off white head. The aroma is soft sweet saison yeast, hop profile is gone in the nose. The body is a bit syrupy. The flavors brings a unique combo of spicy rye, Belgian yeast, and citrus hops that each are uniquely tasted instead of being blended well together.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Pours a ruddy red color with a decent beige head of foam. The aroma has a distinct ryeness to it, but it just isnít very appealing. Its just kind of there. Taste is pretty dull. Some spiciness from the rye on top of a heavily ryed malt bill. Either this beer is past its prime, or it never really had one to begin with. Either way, this beerís one to leave at the store.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3553) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Hazy amber beer out of thebottle with a thin off white head. Fruity Pepples and hop resin nose. Flavors of orange, apricot, rye, dark bread and some long citrus peel finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2012
pours a semi-cloudy brown with a thin tan head, and some lacing. smell is of malt, rye, caramel, a touch of citrus, and some brown sugar. taste is of smoke, malt, a little roastiness, rye, and hops. ends dry and a little bitter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle down the shore. Pour is a murky amber brown with light head. Lacing was medium on this one. Aromas of sweet malt, belgian spice, apples, rye bread, and various fruit. Taste was spicy rye, bread, candy coated apples, hops. There was alot going on with this beer especially for a saison. Ehh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
Deep amber pour. Sweet chewy rye malt aroma. A touch of pale malt and some spice in addition to the grainy sweetness. Chewy and fairly full-bodied - tending to sticky sweet really. The rye really adds a slickness to the palate on this one. There is a curious mix of spice and fruit but the slickness really kills this one for me. The rye flavour is pronounced and although that is welcome, the excessive sweetness just does a number on the beer. A little bit herbal on the back. Ugh - could have been so much better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Very nice saison. The funk is there, though Iím not sure what five different yeasts do to the flavor of a beer. Medium bodied, earthy, and musky.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
This is sort of odd and not very good. Too dry, too much astringency and charred flavor/feel, not enough lightness or fruitiness to the saison.


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