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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

936 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 936
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 03-13-2010)
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Reviews by dwilson01:
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dwilson01

California

4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into an indian wells brewing pint glass.

One of the most majestic looking beers I've ever had, the initial head poured almost a full 2 inches of brown creamy foam, dense as hell, and left awesome lacing on the glass.

Very subtle and mellow scent on this one, definite maltiness, sweetness, and some nutty cocoa in there as well. It's not intense though, not really roasted or smoky.

The taste is awesome, this beer is straight up creamy chocolate that is smooth as hell. Barely any hops which makes it an uncharacteristic sierra nevada beer but seriously, this beer is amazing tasting, tough not to down it at 9.2 abv there is no alcohol in the flavor at all, it's delicious, dessert, malty, sweet, chocolate, a bit of coffee, and a tiny tiny bit nutty.

The mouthfeel cannot be beat, this is quite possibly THE smoothest beer I have ever consumed. Feels creamy as hell in the mouth and just begs to be swallowed you seriously cannot go wrong with this guy.

Continuing on from the mouthfeel, drinkability should be a no brainer, and of course, the easy to drink nature of this brew coupled with the sweet sweet malty taste make it dangerous for one man to consume alone!

Overall, great beer, I kid you not...buy 2, age one and drink one. That's what I got goin right now.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2010 08:09:50 | More by dwilson01
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30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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