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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.69%
After years of commemorating our anniversary with deliciously wild and weird ales, we decided to mix it up a bit and create our first Anniversary Lager. SEVENTEEN is a celebration and case study of the aromas and flavors of German hops. And knowing our fetish for those beautiful green cones, you can be confident that the contents of this bottle are excessively hopped for your olfactory pleasure. Many thanks to all and we hope you enjoy our lupulin dissertation. Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, imported German hops, and German yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
Den här ölen uppfattade jag som något söt med en påträngande maltighet som samtidigt är ganska så mild. Jag ansåg mig även hitta någon ton av lakrits men det kan tas med en nypa salt då undertecknad var berusad vid inmundigandet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BadAprilia1000 (407) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
This beer pours a perfectly dark color with a fantastic pillowy head that sustains itself throughout the drinking time. Aroma is great, notes of chocolate, roasted malts, and hops all mixed together. Taste is awesome with a great lager mouthfeel. Notes are of roasted chocolate, some sweet maltiness, a slight bitterness from hops although there also seems to be some due to the chocolate as well, and they all mix together in a perfectly drinkable blend of awesomeness. This beer is very similar to Stone’s Black IPA, but much more drinkable and slightly less aggressive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malts, caramel, coffee and a hint of hops. Flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and roasted malts. A hint of grapefruit citrus towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle:   Black in color, deep cola hues on the edges, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Floral and hops on the nose, slight burnt/charred malts.   Smooth maltiness on the tongue, slight peat and charred wood, a little floral with some hop and bright grassiness on the backside.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   This is an interesting brew, somewhat of a Pale, a little bit of a Schwarzbier, and some aspects of an Imperial Pilsner.   Surprised to see this is nearly 9%.   Seems like a Black Pale Ale.   Smooth, flavorful, and very clean.   Well balanced.   Good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5019) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Une belle surprise et une des meilleures anniversaires d’Avery. Gros bouquet de houblons combiné au chocolat et à l’espresso. Onctueux comme une robuste porter, parfumé comme une ipa, une belle surprise!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick patch of soapy head while the liquid appeared as a dark black coffee. My nose detects a minor touch of roasted down malt and only the faintest scent of grassy hops, but that was about it. The flavor had more personality than the initial aroma lead me to believe and that was due to the same roasted profile of malts. There is also a bitter bite of hops in the finish, but overall I thought this was another average black lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
Very dark brown with a medium, off-white head. Malty with hoppy notes. Malt, hops and caramel. Full body with a long, balanced (dry) finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2011
This brew is perfect I tell ya. Good head retention and aroma. Only medium full with superb carbonation. I thought it would be more rich and concentrated. Perfect balance with a nice hop presence and roast component. Not sweet at all. This is so f’ing good. Trump or no Trump, this brew is perfect in every way. I am amazed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar well over a year ago ($7.89). Pours a dark brown-black with two fingers of frothy light brown foam with good retention. Mild aroma of roasted malts with notes of smoke and dark bread with hints of cafe mocha and dark fruit. Flavor of dark roasted malts, creamy chocolate, burnt toast, and dark fruit. Lingering bitterness at the end which appears to be derived more from dark roasted malts than hops. Really, I do not find the supposed hops here that the commercial description would indicate, but still good and greater than the sum of its parts. (326, 620)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Dark colored pour with a bit of hops in the nose and roasted malts. Taste is smooth and easy to drink. Pretty good stand out beer for what it is; and frankly something finally redeeming from Avery’s Anniversary beers. One that doesnt suck is a rarity at this point.

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