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Avery Anniversary Eighteen

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


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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 244   ABV: 8.12%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
15th October 2011
Hazy deep amber beer, decent off white head. Light palate, semi crisp. A little toffee malt. A touch of rye spice. Mild piney hops on top. Minerals impart freshness. Decent if not quite the knockout I was hoping for.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Draft at Churchkey. Dark amber color, huge off white head. Aroma of farms, barns and pollen. Taste of malt and light spice. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Hazy amber. Light spicy rye on the nose. Big and thick, somewhat syrupy. Again, a bit of rye character comes through. Pretty subtle beer for a strong ale. Interesting anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours copper with a creamy tan head. Aromas of rye, yeast/spice, and fruity/floral hop. Full bodied. Flavor is rye, yeast/spice and arguably a bit of citrus. Thereís a lot of flavor in this. So much so that itís hard to be sure of farmyard/barnyard, but I think thatís here too. It has a large fruity sweet taste which is pretty balanced by hop and a touch of citrus? sour. Drinks like a big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13067) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruity, earthy and yeast aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet yeast flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of rye, burnt carmel, pepper, light barnyard, light fruittiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, carmel, spicelight barnyard, light earthiness and a hint of fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering rye finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2011
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, basil, pepper, and toasted grain. Flavor of caramel, toasted rye, grass, earthiness, and florals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours dark orange / amber with a white head. Aroma is quite odd for a saison, some unusual funkiness, yeasts, caramel and slight sour fruits. Flavour brings out these sour fruits, yeast and caramel, sweeter than your average saison with no dry finish. Not really a good example of the style, but itís alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
22oz bottle-thin offwhite-hazy amber. A-sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice. T-sweet med malt-caramel, spice/herbal hops, yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11725) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Tap. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy rye with wheat, bread, caramel, and toast malt, fruity esters with notes of pepper and coriander. Flavor is malty, light bitterness, spices, and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

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