RateBeer
Home >

Avery Anniversary Fifteen

 (RETIRED)
overall
75
84
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 230   ABV: 7.68%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
15 years of brewing! You know whatís been the best part lately? Tons of experimentation! For the last couple of years, weíve been working with several strains of brettanomyces (wild yeast). We found one and deemed it the best for itís tart flavor and funky, fruity aroma. Adding black mission figs for a subtle jammy aspect, hibiscus flowers for an herbal bouquet and hazy sunset hue, and white pepper for a bit of spicy twang, weíve created FIFTEEN - a unique drinking experience inspired by the wild farmhouse ales of Belgium. Though immensely complex today, more flavor will emerge with time, so throw a few bottles in your cellar for future celebrations. Thanks to all of you who have made our 15-year ride possible! Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, hops, black mission figs, hibiscus flowers, white pepper, and a very unique strain of brettanomyces yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Raspberry Kool-Aid soaked sourdough bread nose, some candied flower notes come through as well. Hazy translucent orange/yellow, frothy head, nice lacing. Spicy fruit syrup sweetness, with nice bitter notes, and a funky tartness that rounds out for a very complex and interesting taste. Full body, fizzy carbonation, and a long finish causing one to contemplate about what is happening on the palate. Never really had anything quite like this, it has familiar characteristics to other styles when thought about separately, but the whole is definitely greater than the sum of the parts on this brew. A very well put together beer, worth trying. Something tells me this will drink nicely in a few years...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
This is a most interesting beer! Smell is super funky I think I read someone call it a band aid smell and that about fits. It has that smell that reminds me of the renaissance era (maybe because the renaissance festival is going on)... The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a little tartness on the tongue. starts off lively and ends dry with a lingering tartness about it. This is a curiously interesting ale. I liked it! Cheers!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008
22oz bottle. Soapy and vegetal on the nose. Some incredibly hot phenolic and rubber notes. Traces of pepper, just the smallest hint of brett. If I wasnít looking for it, I probably wouldnít even know itís there. With the yeast, the pour yields a murky copper liquid with a thin bright white head. White pepper, stewed veggies, wet grain, artificial fruit syrup, wet wood and a lacto/rubbery funk on the tongue. Medium bodied with a lasting and off putting lactose and somehow spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours cloudy yellow, without much head. Aroma is wonderfully complex with wood (hickory, maple), and banana scents. Flavor is pretty sour malt with some dark fruit flavors, and burnt wood finish. Mouthfeel is medium and finish is pucker sour, but kinda in a rotten good way.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1327) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white head that quickly diminishes to a thin collar.

The aroma is rather unpleasant funky (and slightly burnt) yeast and bandaids with some spices and some tart fruits. Some buttery malts (popcorn) come out as it warms.

The flavor is a little tart fruitiness (lemons) and buttery malts that is quickly smothered by a kind of peppery and floral bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation at first that mellows.

Overall, an interesting concept, but not nearly as good as it sounded. The combination of flavors and smells didnít mesh well with me. Itíd be interesting to see if more sourness comes out as it ages.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
bottle, hazy yellow gold color with a nice white head, nose is like aspirin or chalk, well balanced sour funky taste that has some fruit and flowers, good beer

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Pours a golden, hazy, orange with a thick white head. Aroma is very unique, smells of hospital bandages and sweet italian sausage. Mouthfeel is meduim. Tastes is very akward, didnít get the funk. Taste is heavy with the same as the aroma, some spice, and full of yeast. Finish is akward and dry. Wild yeast? In homebrewing this is a negative thing. To sum up this rating all I can say is wow, what a disappointment.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with rapid rising bubbles and a thick white head that faded slowly and left some light lacing. Nice aroma of funky, tart brett, some buttery toast, a bit of cirtus, and light spice. Opens with some light, soft citrus flavors and funk that leads into an awkward, out of place buttered popcorn flavor that really took away from the enjoyment of the beer. Still finishes with a lightly tart, fruity finish that shows a little promise. I pray that some age will smooth out the malt flavors and bring out a bit more funk, because as is this is a huge disappointment.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours straw colored with a thin off white head. Aroma is tiger pee (I just go back from the zoo, so I know), light floral, light pale malts. Flavor is funk, pale malts, some toast, some citrus. Palate is medium to light bodied, medium carbonation finished lightly tart. I hate this beer! Very rarely do I pour anything down the drain, but thatís where this one is going! Blahhh! I may have a newest lowest rated ever!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2250) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Probably the most subtle of the Avery anniversary series that I have had. A definite herbal/floral essence is noticeable. Poured cloudy orange with a quickly fading head. But you know what this reminded me of most? The one and only Sahti that I have had- lots of lactose/citrus notes and the mouthfeel was really nice- almost milk-like in itís viscosity.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 53 54 55  56  57


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50