Review – Avery Sixteen
From Avery Brewing: “SIXTEEN is a harmonious combination of jasmine, peaches and honey fermented with an unmistakable Belgian yeast strain, all weaving a marvelously spicy and fruity, massively estery and dry, saison ale.”
Avery Brewing Co. – Sixteen Saison – 22 oz. bottle poured into a goblet. 7.89% abv.
Appearance: Pours a pastel yellow with an active, densely foamy white head. Visable rising carbonation is seen in the body.
Aroma: After a vigorous pour into my glass, I could smell this sucker from a foot away. I got a huge whiff of must, dust, wet ground on a rainy day right off the bat. Upon a closer inspection, I found spice, citrus, spicy hops and a mixture of funky and bready yeast.
Taste: Bready malts, lemon and orange juice, spicy bitter Euro hops, cloves, banana. Finishes with a lingering citrus zest and pepperyness. Once the beer warmed up, I got a strong flavor of honey and fresh herbs.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, very fizzy.
Overall: Way way better on the pallate than Fifteen, and a classic beer in it’s ownright. This is a farmhouse/Saison on Steroids. Tons of stuff going on in the aroma and taste.