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Avery Anniversary Nineteen



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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1342) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
22 oz. bottle into a tumbler it went- with my mind not shutting down this evening, perhaps putting some alcohol on it will free it up a bit... poured a mildly turbid sunshine dulled orange with heavy shades of darkened yellow in color, wildly heavy carbonation, a film like head that bubbled away but still kept the surface tension. Aroma of peach, yeast, lemon,pepper, lemon pepper, wheat, and that magical beer goodness that I have not found in quite awhile down here in Texahhtuckyville. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is quite ramped up in strength considering the style, some light fruit esters in the middle with some unrefined sugar solidly hitting the tongue, finish has a drying effect. Alcohol is only slightly noticeable. It’ll work

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4602) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3567) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9190) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Poured a nice pale urine colour with an abundant head.. Nose of spice, but not enough of that spice came through in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tried this beer on tap at the Hay Merchant in Houston,TX. A fruity dry Belgian triple, tasty.. Tasty.. Tasty! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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