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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 247   ABV: 8.23%
The hallmark of Belgian Triples are fruity esters balanced with a dry finish that fall in the range of 7-9% ABV. And for this year’s 19th anniversary celebratory brew, we decided to create a stylistically perfect beer—something unusual considering our penchant for producing eccentric beers that defy styles or categories.

In excited anticipation of 20 years and the new brewery, we concocted this very traditional, yeast driven, dry and fruity Tripel.

Hop Variety: Bravo, Czech Saaz
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Wheat, Oats
Yeast Variety: Achouffe

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1227) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bottled in April 2012. I picked this bottle up at a store that is going out of business soon and they had a bunch of aged beers there (I’m sure it wasn’t planned though). Pours a hazy light golden color with a little amber color and a thick white head. Aroma is of yeast, citrus, cloves, a little skunk, and a little pine. Nice, heavier bubbly palate. Flavor is of malts, esters, pine, cloves, citrus, bread, and some sweetness. Leaves a citrus yeast finish. Nice and balances. Having a beer aged 2.5 years will do that though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7071) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"A fairly traditional tripel...a bit on the dry sweet and perhaps a touch sweet for the Belgian standard, but they got the style down pretty good. Classic nothing wrong beer that was quite good, but didn’t wow me. Worthy of a bottle, but an anniversary?"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - AUG 5, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow color. Aroma and taste are malts, yeast, and starts medium sweet with a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1080) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Hazy yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of yeast, malt , fruits and flowers. Sweet malty , fruity taste with light bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation. Decent tripel , but from Avery i expected for more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2014
This is a tart beer. It has a slight lemon flavor, with a sharpness to it that makes it hard to go down very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
August 5th, 2012 - Avery Brewing’s Anniversary series has always treated me right, all the way back to the origins of my craft beer days. In those times I think the idea of a beer commemorating an event was fairly novel. Stone had the famous Vertical Epic, but the sheer variety and creativity that having an annual brew in a thematic series was less common than today. That doesn’t mean Avery didn’t take the task lightly. Each brew in their anniversary cluster has either been unique (if not always my favorite) or exceedingly tasty. The 19 follows in this vein, beginning with a light straw colored body, a cloudy haze, and a club soda carbonation, lit up by light passing through the brew - no head to bar the way. Vanilla and banana crowd the aroma, giving it a heavy depth and muddy appeal - thick and custardy, too, giving this a natural place at the end of a dinner course. The flavor is a bit fruitier than the nose, introducing some pear up front, which then backs off to let the more traditional tripel-style flavors come in: banana, clove, etc. The aftertaste is marked with notes of white grapes and even more banana and clove, though it has a slight acidity that reminds me of a Berlinerweisse. The booziness doesn’t interfere with the flavor at all, letting the aftertaste wrap up each sip with a distinctly dulcet and sweet banjo-style twang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Pale bright yellow color that is evenly hazed. White fizzy head that lasts a few seconds and disappears. S: Lime, lemon, tart and acidic, yikes stripes fruit striped gum, mango, pineapples, warmed milk in cereal, and bready yeast. T/M: Dank earthy tropical fruit, musty mouth coating, tart lemon and limes. Belgian candy sugar, spices, and powdery yeast. Bitterness is apparent but subdued by the sweet alcohol. Booze starts to swarm once warm. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter fruit soaked alcohol. O: A nice anniversary surprise. A solid tripel that delivers complex flavors. The acidity was a tad much but overall a great beer to enjoy. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is cooked corn. Not much hop aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter. Some alcohol. Slightly sweet. Finishes pretty dry and with some bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Somewhat hazy golden yellow with small white foam head. Aroma is bit weak, low bitter, also sweet. Not caramel, more like orange. Taste is bitter, again not too much. Some sweetness precent. Short bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Appearance: Yellow and slightly cloudy under a fizzy white head which fades quickly to a micro thin collar bordering a small puddle of white floating in the middle. Swirls puffy along the edges.
Nose: Yeasty, spicy, doughy, and tropical. Green bananas and plantains. Banana nut bread without the nuts. Peppery and raw ginger root. Coriander, paprika, and cumin. Spicy yeasty doughy breads.
Palate: Banana bread and dough and baker’s yeast. Spice in the breath. Dry along the sides with jellied pineapple, guava, and aloe in the middle. Ginger, cumin, and paprika in the breath. Green aloe in the back swallow.
Final Thoughts: A decent Tripel and another good anniversary beer from Avery Brewing Company. Style wise, it was spot on but for some reason, it lacked any real particular oomph to really dazzle my tastebuds. I’d drink it again though.

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