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Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend - Pizza Port Solana Beach

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Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend
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BA SCORE
87
very good

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pizza Port Solana Beach visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-06-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-11-2012 01:51:39 | More by t0rin0
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russwbeck

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

I think this is the right place for this. Enjoyed at Monk's Cafe Beers of the Cellar event from a bottle. Clear ruby pour with a small white head. Mellowed malt and booze take over the aroma. Molasses and vanilla blend together. It's a bit too much for me at this point. The taste is very mellowed, but too sweet. Cloyingly so, the malts, caramel, and molasses just destroy anything I have left. The sweet booziness makes this not all that drinkable, thick on the plate with no carbonation. Not a huge fan.

04-11-2012 22:55:27 | More by russwbeck
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

On tap at O'Brien's. Tall taster glass (10oz).

A: Dark black, a finger of medium brown, sticky head. Good retention, lasting for the entire pour.

S: Melange of red fruit and wine barrel characteristics (oak and toasted coconut, cinnamon), some dark chocolate malt, maybe a soupcon of smoke.

T: Fruit, red wine, oak, chocolate malt. A short, acidic punch at the end of the sip adds nice effect. A little alcohol bite at the end as well.

M: Very light carbonation, fullish body. A little viscous/oily and with creamy chocolate texture. Perhaps a tad more carbonation would serve well.

O: Seems like a mix between a stout and an old ale, each contributing its best characteristics to the blend. This avoids the overly sweet or fruitiness of some old ales. A really nice sipper.

02-05-2012 06:11:10 | More by pmarlowe
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tjfinkle

California

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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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HopHead84

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12/02/2011

On tap at Strong Ale 2011.

A: Very dark brown with some transparency near the edges of the glass. The head is an inch of beige foam.

S: Earthy hop notes blend with a light cardboard oxidation presence. Caramel meets brown sugar and oak. Bourbon is evident, as is vanilla.

T: Bitter and earthy up front with a lot of caramel and oak. There's some roasted malt and a lot of booze. Bourbon is well integrated. The cardboard oxidation is not detrimental but it's worth noting. Chocolate is light.

M: Upper medium body with matching carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky with evident alcohol warming.

Overall: A nice blend for the 15th anniversary of Strong Ale.

12-06-2011 19:30:55 | More by HopHead84
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womencantsail

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

On-tap at Strong Ale 2011

Pours a murky amber color with a fairly big tan head. Caramel, toffee, and chocolate are all present on the nose. There is a touch of old hop character as well as some notes of vanilla and oak. A decent fruitiness on the palate. Some oak and mild vanilla to go with the malt notes of chocolate, toffee, and caramel. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

12-06-2011 18:12:04 | More by womencantsail
Strong Ale Festival 15th Anniversary Blend from Pizza Port Solana Beach
87 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.