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Avery Anniversary Twelve

Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Boulder, Colorado USA
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Another year and our best yet. Twelve glorious years total! Thanks guys and gals! As you’ve probably noticed, along the way we’ve developed quite a fetish/addiction for Belgian-style brews. Here’s another style we’ve been craving to concoct - an intricate Saison, full of zesty citrus and spicy notes paired with a subtle herbaceous essence. Brewed with Rocky Mountain water, malted barley, imported Belgian malted wheat, sweet orange peel, lemon peel, grains of paradise, chamomile, lavender, hops, and Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle shared at Dickinsonbeer’s Saison tasting. Pours gold with a thin white head. Spicy aroma, almost pie-like. the flavor has cinnamon, some spicy/floral notes, and a little bit of oxidation. Not bad, especially for its age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8465) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bomber generously shared by footbalm. Pours a very cloudy yellow with a medium white foamy head. The aroma is very different; huge tropical fruits, herbs, spices, stands out as powerful and nice. The flavor is similarly tart, fruity, pineapples, juicy and not dry as you might expect from a saison. Pretty damn nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1611) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2009
A: A pretty straw yellow color that exhibited a pretty pillowy white head when poured into my Maudite tulip. S: There is a huge aroma of pumpkin pie spice in this one. After the hit of spice clears there are yeasty undertones with hints of citrus melded in. If those fancy candle companies in the mall could reproduce this aroma they would have a best seller. T: Being a fan of Saisons I like this one. There is a strong spiciness about it with a nice marriage of lemon peel and bready yeast. I think I detect some hops in the finish. M: This one is smooth with some carbonation. I would ask for a little more carbonation in the perfect Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours light gold, thinnish head. Aroma of beef, pine trees. We all agreed it had a flavor of cinnammon toast crunch, lactose. Medium mouthfeel. Surprisingly good, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6743) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle. Golden pour. Very sweet smelling aroma.This flavor is everywhere not sure where to begin. Citrus, grain, hops and much more, ii don’t believe it fits together well. This beer was alright but not sure it has aged well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
Thanks be to the Cheeseman. Fragrant nose with a ton of spice, mostly ginger and cinnamon. Flavor is a little lighter, with more spices. Doesn’t really show the age, but may be the spices hiding things. Still pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Cloudy golden ale with a decent head. Smell that beer spice aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (5729) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Slightly cloudy golden coloured body with a thinnish white head. Aroma of grass and sage up front - very strong and overpowering, with some malt, hops and sugars that accentuate the aroma if you keep your nose in it while trying to mask out the herbs. Medium-bodied; Sharp pungent herbiness with oregano, sage and thyme thrown in the mix. A subtle coriander seed taste is in there with some malt and a bit of hops - but nothing else is noticeable due to the high amount of herbs. Aftertaste shows more of the same and the palate is left with herbal overtones and nothing else. Overall, this beer needs to sit for a while before drinking, and even then it still might not be good. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 09-July-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle WoW has this ever improved. Pours a golden brown body with an off white head. Cinnamon, cloves, grams, v nicely spiced with a honeyard note in the finish. Reminds me of SH Cuvee but better. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2008
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, cloudy yellow pour with an evergreen spice nose, head is slight, flavor is very much malty, cinnamon and graham crackers

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