ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle - $7.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a hazed, yellow toned body with a smallish, brief head of near white suds.
Smell: A nose smelling of light pale malts, wheat included, some husky hints and additional notes of peach/pear, ineffusive lemon, florals, faint spice, but a big pop of liquor.
Taste: Ultra pale maltiness with grainy unrefined wheat followed by a big pinch of sugar. Some orchard fruitiness, though essentially nothing in the way of banana esters. Small hint of citrus, too. Minor phenolic spiciness. Quick into the taste, there’s a sizable bite of alcohol that’s nearly solvent in character and fairly bitter. Remains sweet, sugary until the warm finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Some sticky chewiness present.
Overall: Nineteen is just too sweet and too boozy for me and a bit coarse, much the way I was at nineteen. Maybe it’s simply Avery really lowering their anniversary beer expectations to completely blow us away for the 20th anniversary release. Crafty, them Avery boys.
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very lightly hazy golden yellow, nice head fades slowly, quite creamy. Aroma is lightly bready, sweet pale malts, with a good fruity note and faint pepper. Flavor is a match - apricot fruit coming through, the esters yeast driven. Dry on the finish, with a lightly peppery and floral hop note. Very, very nice traditional tripel - extremely well done. Nice job Avery. Alcohol is present, but not out of balance. Might be better than this rating.
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden orange pour with a white head that disappears quickly. Candied pineapple, banana, floral. Creamy carbonation. Medium body with nice balance of flavor and approachability. A bit of bitterness at the end. Well balanced and easy to drink. But with nice depth and layers of flavor.
bhensonb (9831) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dirty gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma seems to have pineapple ester. Med body. Flavor is pineapple. Might be a banana undernote. Or not. Surprising. Yeast/spice gives pineapple? Tasty.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours bright yellow with a pineapple aroma and a thin off-white head. There is an intense sweet malt flavor that turns to slightly sour fruit with a nice yeast presence.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
Hazy straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Clove, phenolic, sweet, alcohol taste. Tart, fruit peel, sweet, cream, alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Sweet, caramel, clove scent.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice pale urine colour with an abundant head.. Nose of spice, but not enough of that spice came through in the mouth.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Two Bottles from two different stores, for a reason to be noted later,
this ale had a yellow and orange juice pour with a bit of haze, and made hardly a cover, I poured fast to try to make a cover, I was unsuccessful, what little cover there was fizzed away and there were a few bubbles at the sides of the glass, there was no lacing in the glass, the bottle had a layer of light brown colored sediment on the bottom,
the presentation was disappointing, even pouring the bottom of the bottle did not help to make a cover or head,
the aromas were orange and peach citrus, some light pale malt, a little spice, floral and esters in the background with faint honey sweetness,
there were flavors of light malt, orange citrus, faint spice and esters, the finish had some malt and fruit with a little pepper on the tongue,
the mouth feel was a little watery and the carbonation was sort of flat,
there was a poor presentation which was a bummer, the nose and flavor was pretty good but could have been better with more carbonation,
the mouth feel was sort of flat, I tried two bottles of this beer from two different stores hoping to get a better presentation with the second
bottle, unfortunately, both bottles had little carbonation.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this beer on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston,TX. A fruity dry Belgian triple, tasty.. Tasty.. Tasty!
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Onionkid (349) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz Bottle. Aroma is pretty mellow, but has fruit, spice, and yeast to it. The taste is of heavy yeast with some spice, a bit of fruit (some peach, banana, some others I can’t really tell) along with some notable pepper and again...yeast! A good, well bodied beer with a solid mouthfeel and a great finish. Smooth, carbonated and to the point. This is absolutely up there with the rest of Avery’s best! 8.2% abv.