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Avery Anniversary Thirteen



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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Unlucky 13? If anything, 13 has been a lucky number and year for us! Here is our version of a Weizen Doppelbock, a very rarely brewed style marrying the complexities of two great German traditions, Weiss and Doppelbock. The aroma is dominated by fruity and spicy esters produced by the German Weiss yeast strain with a dry drinkability from the wheat malt. The flavor and color are dominated by the unique specialty grains that produce the Doppelbocks flavors of fresh baked bread, toffee and cocoa, and a dark-ruby red hue. Since goats have traditionally adorned Bock labels, we chose a Rocky Mountain Goat for this Rocky Mountain Bock. Peace to all and follow your dreams! Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, malted wheat, imported German specialty grains and hops, and one unique German yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2009
Medium brownish head. Hazy dark red brown body. Papery syrupy malty aroma with caramel and alcohol notes. Dryish-sweet raisiny licorice and soy taste with alcohol and paper notes, with some vanilla and roasty chocolate. Rounded smooth mouthfeel with alcohol heat. Fullish body. Dry chocolate and vanilla aftertaste with wooden notes. Was told this was perhaps a bit past its prime at 3-4 years of age. (0.655l bottle, Oslo beer junta tasting.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
Flaske: Overraskende frisk. Flot dybrød/brun næsten uigennemsigtig øl med et lille skumhoved. God duft af bær og en smule hvede. Smagen er domineret af balanceret alkohol på den gode måde. Bitter finish. Oloroso karakter med en tør eftersmag. Virkelig godt lagret. Super øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle@Oslo Øljunta Olympen gathering. A low beige head upon a barely translucent, dark brown colored body. Vinous aroma, soft malty with faint caramel and a whiff of dark bread and dried fruits. Mellow and rather bland malt body, soft and vinous fruitiness. Low carbonation level. Feels flat in the mouth. Mild malty finish. Could have been a really nice one, but this beer is obviously oxidized. Hope I’ll get another chance to taste it. Meanwhile, re-rate is pending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2009
Strong vinous aroma. Lots of sweetness. No wheat character, lots of sweet malt, some sourness in the finish. Oaky dryness, some vanilla and other spices.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2009
On tap @ Avery - three year old keg. Really great nose of damp earth, rasins. Upfront flavor is really weizen-esque, and really complex - sweet, rich with various fruits (strawberry, some plum), and some spicy toffee. Our whole table (most new to craft beer) wanted full pints, but they’re only offering tasters, so stuck with multiples of those. never had it fresh, but with 3 years on it, it’s superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2009
Bottle purchased at Knightly Spirits in Orlando. One of the last bottles left on the shelf and the clerk (he’s on here, I forget his name sadly). I wish I could have had this sample when it came out, because now it smells a little rough and old. One the plus side, the aroma has developed into this very earthy, raisin, soy sauce, with a good funky yeast, and at this age, its real funky. The flavor, well, now I know how it’s been drinking well. Man, I love this earthy bocky flavor. It reminds me of Sam Adams Triple Bock in the nose (not over-the-top however,) but the flavor is rich and full. The texture is slightly gritty, earthy and ends velvety. Man, I love the flavor of this, it is richwith a mild bit of fruity grain. Man, top notch stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head. Aromas are a splendid mix of dark fruit and brown sugar. Flavor is more of the same... heavily sweet with a nice prune finish to it. This is really much better than I expected... don’t know if the flavor has blossomed with age or what, but this is plenty good stuff. Alcohol is not hiding from anyone. Wish I had another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2009
This thing held up well. pours out a darker brown color with a beige head. aroma was sweet and malty. Flavor had wheat and alcohol all though it, though it wasnt terrible by any stretch of the means.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle shared by BgThang. Thanks Ken! Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Smell is sweet caramel and wheat. Taste is sweet, oxidized, perhaps and wheaty. Too sweet all around though, and I wasn’t a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Amber pour. Sweet aroma and taste. A lot of heavy malt presence. Ton of Alcohol.

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