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Avery Anniversary Nineteen



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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 247   ABV: 8.23%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1292) - Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Tap - small fruity head, hazy dark straw color, Belgian yeast spice and fruity aroma and flavor, dry and mildly tart, not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Tropical fruit and yeast aromas. Soft with sweet bubblegum and banana front to back. Lasting hot yeast and mild bitter clove finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Pours a pale golden color with a white head. Smells fairly sweet with lots of bready malt and table sugar. A moderate fruitiness to it, mostly pears and apples with a touch of banana. Good yeastiness to it. The flavor is sweet with lots of fruit character. A touch of citrus, some banana, pear, and apple to go with a sweet bread and sugar malt base. Mild yeast and a very light spice note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours a hazy pale golden color with a moderate white head. The aroma delivers on yeast qualities with similarities to banana and lemon but delivered in a funkier way, like mushrooms or sourdough bread. There’s also hay, grass, champagne and a gentle creamy sweetness. Flavor follows suit with a grassy and slightly doughy, bread crust malt entry followed by some of the fruit and dry, mushroomy yeast funk. Every now and then, I taste citrus. Finishes pretty dry with yeast flavors and earthy, grassy hops and a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy and the carbonation is medium-high; there’s a creaminess to it, but you can tell it’s not a tripel from Belgium. Good beer, about as traditional I think as Avery is capable of, and the flavor comes very close, but the texture can still be tweaked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is classic tripel, with some nice citrus and wheat notes. There is also some sweetness from the candy sugar and some spice from the Belgian yeast. The flavor is very similar, with a lot of orange and lemon notes, as well as a lot of pepper and yeast. The beer is fairly dry and the alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice American-made tripel and another good anniversary beer from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and barnyard yeast, cookie and biscuit malt with earthy hops and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is barnyard yeast, tropical fruity esters with light hops and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danrcook (24) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Deep color, lacked a long lasting head. Fruity aromas with a slightly less sweet taste than your typical Belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7697) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bomber and draft from Craft Ale House. Pours turbid morning urine yellow with minimal white head that fizzes and goes away quickly. Nose is rock sugary yeasty malt, hopcitrus, spice, lime. Tastes yeasty, bready malty, with an overall dryness, some fruit, spices, florals, and a high level of complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Draft at iTap-Soulard, served in a chalice. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, dried apricots, candi sugar, floral hops, cookies, and sweet bread. Flavor of floral hops, candi sugar, bready and caramel malts, mixed fruits, and yellow cake. A little straw and earthiness could fool me into thinking this was a big saison. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice tripel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Banana, clove, lemon, coriander, and prune flavors. Blond-yellow color with a bit of cloudiness. A tad astringent on the finish.

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