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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39077) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Sample from bottle. Pours unfiltered yellow with a white head. Aroma is strong spicy. Flavour is strong cardemomme. too dominated by this, this gets cloying, soapy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33407) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2005
A hazy orange beer with an off-white head. The aroma is very fruity and spicy with notes of peaches, cinnamon, and ginger. The flavor is sweet with notes of ginger, juniper berries, violet, and nutmeg, leading to a dry end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a white head. Perfumed aroma of lavender, fruits and cinnamon. Fruity and perfumed flavour of lavender and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 (Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy, golden with a white head. Weird aroma of cinnamon, citrus and diacetyl. Medium body, dry yet with an underlying sweetness. Very spicy accents, cardamom and citrus - and bath salt! Dry and bitter finish. But quite interesting. I’m not much of a Saison lover, but when it has to be I tend to find the American ones a lot more drinkable than the Belgians. 230407

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (24488) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2005 Bottled. Clear golden, brief head. Aroma of soap, lavender and cinnamon. Sweet with clean, hard mouthfeel. There’s loads of sugar and soem oranges. Lacks the liveliness of a real saison. Salty finish. Pleasantly spicy, but with simplistic malt structure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2012
21st June 2010
Cloudy gold beer, Short lived frothy white head. Light semi dry palate. The hops have probably faded after 5 years. What remains is very interesting. Almost Gruit like. Sweet malt, a little citrus and lots of sweet chamomile and lavender. Almost perfumed. Finishes sweet with a minty feel. Nicest Gruit ever! Smooth and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2007
Cloudy blond color. The aroma ha some citrus touch, and a sharp cardamom character; it smells to much like Swedish cakes. Quite dry mouthfeel, malt flavor, little residual sugars, a lot of spices. It’s drinkable, but the spices are too much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (16309) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2007
Bottle. Golden-orange, a bit unclear body with a nice, white head. Both flavor and aroma are too much on the cinnamon side, way too much, but it isn’t bad, it’s just too much. The flavor is sweet and sugary as well, and the beer really pushes the borders if it is supposed to be a saison. Dusty, medium mouthfeel. Sugary, cinnamon finish. The beer feels refreshing in a way, but would do better without the cinnamon-domination. (070608)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (15270) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
A: The pour is a clear golden amber color with a finger’s worth of mildly off-white head. S: A huge cinnamon sugar aroma with some all spice and nutmeg too. Some hints of bread, but the cinnamon aroma is just completely overpowering. T: The cinnamon sugar flavor would be fine by itself, but it’s mixed with eucalyptus/menthol, which is in no way enjoyable. A slight burn on the tongue and throat, reminiscent of one of those teas one might drink when sick. M: The body is medium with a carbonation that is on the low end of medium. D: No thanks. As previously mentioned, the cinnamon might be fine on its own, but not with the addition of the burning heat of the menthol.

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