Avery’s 18th Anniversary Ale pours a somewhat hazy copper color with three fingers of an off white foamy head which is quick to disappear but leaves behind some good lacing.
The usual Saison Aromas are present with bubblegum with cloves and hops blended in. There are also some nice fruity notes, mainly oranges added in.
Lots of bitter clove notes up front in taste, with the yeast really coming out at the end along with the fruit aspects.
A little too thin, but with the right amount of carbonation. Not my favorite brew by Avery, and not my favorite Saison by far, but this is my first rye saison, so I don’t have much to compare it to.