Avery Anniversary Ale – Fifteen

22 oz bomber from Green’s Atlanta, GA, USA. $5.99 (I think).
I had a quick look at the reviews on BA before drinking this, and I understand where people are coming from. HOWEVER, I really think that I have HUGE advantage over many of those BA’s who have reviewed the beer so far. I was born in Devon, England, and was raised for a large part of my life in the county and close to the Somerset border. As a result, I KNOW, REAL West Country Scrumpy (Cider) VERY well – I was raised on it. This is a beer that is based in the those great, farmhouse, rustic traditions. Coming from that point of view gives me a perspective that few will have.
Pour is a slighted hazed, light orange body with a fizzy, bubbly head that fades to almost nothing except a wispy presence on the surface of the brew.
The beer is classically smelly. A combo of acid, apples, manure, farmhouse funk and slightly putrid water – FANTASTIC!
Very light and refreshing it has all of the requisite elements for a rustic beverage. A sweet and sour combo. Many white wine characteristics. Light grape notes (with the associated acidity), and plenty of warmth. Dry, champagne like finish. Tasty.
Delicious beer, but you need some perspective to appreciate this. Think GENUINE Scrumpy and you’ll be halfway there.

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05/30/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 7.7 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 5
Overall: 5
Total: 4.63
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