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Avery Anniversary Twelve

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Formerly brewed at Avery Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Boulder, Colorado USA
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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a white head that fades and a hazy yellow body. Decent lacing. Aroma is of cinnamon toast crunch, cereal, honey, cinnamon. Taste is honey, cereal, some saison yeast, a bit of lactose as well. Light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2316) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a yellow color with no head. Nose is complete cinnamon toast cruch cereal. Nice sticky mouthfeel with tastes of honey cinnamon, and yeast. Actually drinking pretty well right now.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4944) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2008
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. murky yellow pour with no head. heavy spices and earth on the nose. wow that is a big ol flavor of cinnamon toast crunch.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (9521) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 18, 2008
650ml bottle - thanks oh6gdx!
Very orange, small head. Initial aroma was coconut, but quickly became pumpkin - so sweet. Pumpkin pie taste, tons of coconut too, and loads of booze. Coconut. Pumpkin. Pumpkin. More pumpkin. Booze. Oh God! This is not a saison, this is a disaster!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20883) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
Bottled@FatPhil&oh6gdx EBF-warmup cruise. Slightly hazy golden colour with small white head. Aroma is pumpkin, coconut and lots of other spices/herbs. Flavour is pumpkin, spices, coconut and also quite evident notes of alcoholic sweetness. A rather sweet pumpkin pie-like brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Bottle pours a cloudy hazy amber color with a off white head. Has an aroma of spice and slight earth. Taste is mostly earth, spice, and some interesting citrus flavors on the finish that are very mellow. Overall a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
In short: A perfumy and spicy Saison with a strong countryside character. An acquired taste
How: Bottle, Probably over 2 years when I drank it. Received in a trade, probably as a bonus, I wish I remembered from whom, please bm me.
The look: Partly cloudy golden body topped by a very small white head.
In long: Nose is very Saison and also very perfumy. Not funky-Saison but very countryside-Saison. Taste had citrus skin, orange peels, rose water, wild yeasty notes and perfume, lavender, pineapples, some dried tropical fruits and camomile. The beer is also very herbal and spicy. It might be a yeast by-product but in this case I would think that the beer is actually spiced. I suspect some pils malts and saaz hops in there cause it definitely had a little Pilsner thing going. Dry herbal finish with a perfumed lady soap after-taste. I didn’t care that much for the perfumy/soapy side of the beer but the wild yeast and its countryside personality were really coming out strong and that’s what important to me in a Saison. I think that this one of those rare small beer that can age a few more years gracefully. To most this probably won’t be a very good beer but when it comes to wild Saison I’m as positive as the top of a fully charged Duracell battery.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2008
22 oz bomber-Poured a hazy orange color w/a medium off white head. Floral hop aroma. Flavors of yeast, colander, figs, raisens, apricots, & cane sugar. Thought this beer wandered a bit & lost its direction, like they weren’t quite sure what they wanted to do with it. Wasn’t bad, but it just had too much going on & failed to stand out in any one area; doesn’t grab your attention. Solid, but could have been a lot more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
750ML bottle via trade. THanks to whoever sent this! Pours a dirty hazy gold with a massive beige head. Nose is spicy and fruity. Taste is apricot, coriander, gingerbread, bubblegum, toasted grains, earthy/citrus hops and even a little rye. Carbonation is moderate/high. Body is medium. Pretty good for a style I am not real fond of. Avery seems to do a fine job with their anniversary beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours hazy gold with nice white head, laced the glass. Aroma of orange peel, cinnamon, pumpkin and clove. Flavor of cinnamon, ginger, orange peel. Palate is medium body with med. carbonation. This was a very unique beer and I am glad I had it....


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