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Avery Anniversary Nineteen



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RATINGS: 193   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (2974) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2012
22oz bottle 5/25/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-42° in Trappist Glass-Pours a hazy yellowish golden with a small white ring for a head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, bread, and banana. Taste of yeast, banana, sweetness, and spices. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and not too shabby. A bit more banana than I was expecting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle pours a cloudy yellow with a thin fizzy white top. Scent is banana and yeast. Taste is sweet fruit, yeast, spice and a hint of pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Tap at Busters. Slightly hazy yellow pour with a white head. Nose and taste of banana, clove, yeast - very good and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Deep golden pour with 1+ white head. Deep yeast ester nose with pronounced banana. Med to full body with a bit of heat, very sweet, banana, citrus and light phenols. Sweet finish with more yeast esters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (2229) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Poured a pale, hazy lemonade, with little-to-no head. Smell is yeast, bread, banana, citrus, and light funk. Taste is citrus, banana, spice, yeast, biscuit, and light malt. Light, refreshing, high carbonation, spicy, yet cooling, herbal, medicinal, and clean. A nice tasting Tripel. Mmmmmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, very hazy golden-orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of nice white fruits, some peach, white grape, hints of pear, slight banana, slight zesty spices and biscuit notes, touch of bready spice and peppery phenols as well. Taste is a mix of sweet white fruits, grape, peach most up front, slight lemon zest, a sweet honey/vanilla quality in the middle along with some pils-type malt, hints of nice spice and bread in there, touch of white pepper, finishing fairly dry. Pretty nicely done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a bright, hazy orange with a big thick white head. Aroma of pale malts, lots of fresh bread, nice orange and apricot twinge. Flavor is mildly fruit, dry, crisp and yeasty. This doesn’t have you typical sugar and cloying fruit notes. Mild bitterness, which comes out as it warms. I get some slight herbal notes as well. I’m enjoying this. Light carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry. Pretty interesting. I have to admit, I was too excited about a tripel. But, this version is dry, nice. I’m impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9028) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at Avery poured a hazy yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, light pear and light pineapple. Palate was meium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, light pear, light pineapplke, light earthiness and light lemon with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2012
The pour is a murky, honey color with a fairly small, white, fizzy head which is nearly all diminishing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is full of pear and apricot, very floral, almost lilac-like, some sage, twigs, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is similar with more apricot, delicate floral petals, a bit of vanilla and chamomile, and a light to moderate herbal bitterness. The palate is drying, creamy, lively, and more than moderate. The finish is drying, apricot and chamomile, and a herbal bitterness. A pretty nice trippel with all the right complexities and classic intricacies. The herbal notes were pleasant and the apricot esters added just enough sweetness and acidity. Nice American attempt and certainly the best Avery anniversary beer in years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Bottled April 2012. Pours a medium, short lived white head, over a cloudy dark yellow (SRM 4) body....nose is light lemon, hint of orange, clove, light banana/bubblegum, very light floral honey....taste is light pear, apple, leading to clove, finishing with a lingering bitter hop, spice bite, dry throughout....mouth feel light, alcohol heat lightly present, carbonation high. This is obviously a Tripel, but this bottle misses the mark in a variety of ways. Minimal head, no lacing, poor clarity all are appearance misses. Aroma and flavor are both well within the style, but are somewhat muddled. It may be the youth of the beer or the heavy layer of autolized yeast sediment that is throwing the beer off of target. BJCP 7/2/14/4/7

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