Filed under: Avery, Saison [farmhouse ale] (tulip) | Tags: beautiful, brilliant, cherry, citrus, crisp, dry, fruit, golden, hazy, long finish, mold, resin
Beer Style: Brewed beyond any known category
Hop Variety: Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Belgian wheat
OG: 1.064 Alcohol By Volume: 7.68 IBU’s: 19.2
Color: Hazy Sunset
originally posted at: http://www.averybrewing.com/BigBeers/seasonal/AnniversaryAleFifteen
Avery Fifteen is a golden bodied, white headed farmhouse style brewed with figs, hibiscus flowers, and white pepper. Funky, fruity, sour, and bitter, it is a surprising ale with a fantastic and generous dark finish.
Filed under: Avery, Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler), Russian River | Tags: alcohol, Alcohol by volume, banana, beautiful, Belgium, brilliant, cherry, citrus, crisp, delicious, fruit, grapefruit, resin, ruby, strong, well balanced
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Style; glass: Belgian Strong, Trappist, Snifter
22 fl oz x 8.72% ABV = 191.84 / 60 = 3.19 beers * 150 C = 478.5 calories (est.)
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $8.99
Avery’s LNC is a Belgian IPA moshpit of flavors, with banana, peach, cloves, and hops all battling, and I’m the winner. It’s a beautiful mixture of flavors, an enjoyable layered voyage.
Update: The two brews were Avery’s Salvation and Russian River’s Salvation. I’ve had the RR, and it’s amazing, as this was. A great brew, a great opportunity for collaboration, and a great example of how mediation can transform potential conflict into real opportunity and creative achievement. Cheers.
Filed under: Avery, Barleywine Style Ale (snifter) | Tags: aromatic, beautiful, bitter, brilliant, cherry, clear, delicious, fruit, grapefruit, hoppy, licorice, long finish, nice, pine, well balanced, wonderful
Style and Glass: BWSA, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9.2% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ for $7.19
Aroma: Very nice. Aromatic. Grapes, hay, olive oil. Spices. Flowery. A very inviting scent. Foretells of a certain kind of wallop.
Visuals: Beautiful packaging, as with most Avery brews. The reddish slightly hazy body seems angry, ruby, bloody. It is fairly brilliant to start, but gets hazier with pour. Thick off white head and lace are staying, sticky, and wonderful.
Taste: Beautifully balanced. The alcohol is well hidden, but there is clearly a lingering burn, mixed with a sweet tea moment. Delicious, bitter, and satisfying, but most surprising of all, it can be tasted. Restrained, and wonderfully so. Nice hop bitterness throughout, but the malt is forefront. On a longer sip, fruits emerge. Cherry, grape, melon, sweetness, but not overly so. Warm, spicy, and simply delightful.
Palate: A long lasting flavor of tea, hops, licorice, grapefruit, and cherry. A wonderful warming sensation throughout, clearly due to the ABV, but the usual burn on the palate is missing. That’s killer.
Overall: Near the top of my list for Barelywines. I prefer a bit more of a cloying flavor in a BWSA, whereas this is much dryer. I’ll search this out again though. I’d love to pair it with a medium rare steak, some al dente green vegetables with a spicy sauce, or a spicy potato masala dosa.
Filed under: Avery, English Strong Ale (English pint, trappist) | Tags: beautiful label, cherry, deep, Fruity, good strength, grapes, hazy, heavy barley malt, high quality, honey, long burnt finish, long lasting lace, Malty, nice tan head, peach, ruby, some hops, sticky texture, summer sunset, sweet, tannins, well balanced
No pics, friends, sorry. I was out and about, away from the photostudio.
Style and Glass: Strong English Ale, Pint
ABV, Volume & Calories: 8% in 12 fl oz. estimated at 200 C
Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA for $5.00
Aroma: tannins, grapes, malty, sweet, honey, fruity
Visuals: beautiful label, summer sunset, deep, ruby, nice tan head, hazy, long lasting lace.
Taste: well balanced, heavy barley malt, cherry, peach, some hops, good strength.
Palate: high quality, sticky texture, long burnt finish.
Overall: Wonderful, delicious, great flavor & finish. I’d love to repeat. It’s a favorite. High value. High craft. I paired it with vegetarian chili and a blackened chicken wrap — absolutely delicious, and a very good pairing.
Filed under: Avery, Belgian Strong Ale (trappist, tulip, tumbler) | Tags: banana, brilliant, clear, fine label design, fruit, golden, little hops, lower craft, medium quality, medium strength, mostly malt, nice lace, peach, soft medium finish, thin white head, washy, washy texture, wonderful
ABV, Volume & Calories: 9 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $6.99
Aroma: wonderful, banana, peach, fruit. 8 out of 10.
Visuals: fine label design, brilliant, golden, clear, thin white head, nice lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: mostly malt, little hops, medium strength, lower craft, washy. 6 out of 10.
Palate: medium quality, washy texture, soft medium finish. 3 out of 5.
Overall: not nearly as good as Golden Monkey — more like a high ABV Hoegaarden, not a repeat, not a favorite, lower value, lower craft. 13 out of 20.
Filed under: Avery, Imperial Stout (snifter) | Tags: alcohol, amazing, ashes, beautifully designed, black, blankets, charcoal, chocolate, coffee, deep hops, enveloping, hefty malt, high craft, high strength, highest quality, impenetrable, impressive, little head, long dark finish, minimal lace, oak, opaque, overwhelms, soft grained texture, well balanced, wispy
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11.73% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400C
Purchased at: Canal’s, Burlington, NJ for $6.64 (after discount)
Aroma: impressive, amazing, coffee, chocolate, oak, charcoal, ashes, alcohol, blankets. 10 out of 10.
Visuals: beautifully designed, black, impenetrable, opaque, little head, wispy, minimal lace. 5 out of 5.
Taste: well balanced, enveloping, overwhelms, hefty malt, deep hops, high strength, high craft. 10 out of 10.
Palate: highest quality, soft grained texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.
Overall: Simply amazing. Perhaps the best beer in my long bearded journey thus far. I will absolutely repeat, it’s an instant favorite, of the highest possible value, and craft. 20 out of 20.