Flashback Ale - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by unclecrappy:
4.25/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
i just picked up a sampler case from Boulder, and was pleased to find this was the mystery beer, mixed in with Mojo, Hazed and Infused and Sweaty Betty. That's a score!
BA classifies this as an American Brown Ale, and it looks the part, pouring a dark, DARK red in the glass, under a thick tan head that clings forever. After that? The folks that describe this as an India Brown Ale are right on the money. The aroma is a curious, wonderful mix of sharp, dry hops and a rich, malty sweetness. That continues with the first taste; the caramel maltiness comes first, but it's followed quickly by dry, bitter hops. It's a fabulous mix, and one I wish I could find more frequently. The drinkability is limited only by the very dry finish -- have a glass of water nearby if you're having more than a couple.
As is this is pitched as Boulder's 30th anniversary beer, I'm guessing we won't see this beyond its current release. I'm glad I got to enjoy a few of them while it's still around.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2009 04:05:31 | More by unclecrappy
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2.15/5 rDev -42.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Sampled last night on 12/18/13. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a brandy snifter.
Pouts a dark reddish-brown in color with a small off-white head. Some lacing was seen when sipped. The aroma is of strong roasted malts. The taste was..well very bitter with a harsh strong 'hoppy' aftertaste which lingered for way to long. Tried it again a few minutes later and wasn't any better at all. After two more sips, I had had enough as it was way to hoppy of a harsh bitter aftertaste for me and poured the rest out.
Serving type: bottle
12-19-2013 22:38:43 | More by BeerWithMike
Flashback Ale from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
85 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.