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

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

941 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 941
Reviews: 654
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 61
Gots: 177 | FT: 6
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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marine1975

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-21-2013 20:33:48 | More by marine1975
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-09-2013 05:51:52 | More by MarkyMOD
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-08-2013 23:05:20 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-07-2013 23:38:10 | More by GABrew
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pathman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12%

07-06-2013 02:53:03 | More by pathman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-05-2013 01:41:56 | More by WOLFGANG
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DangerDawg

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-02-2013 02:37:33 | More by DangerDawg
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-25-2013 02:54:43 | More by illidurit
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scot959

California

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2013 02:57:08 | More by scot959
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-17-2013 00:27:04 | More by fehrminator
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tadmuchowski

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-09-2013 22:34:33 | More by tadmuchowski
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-08-2013 15:35:04 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-07-2013 19:52:21 | More by DeutschesBier
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-07-2013 02:31:41 | More by AngusOg
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templar316

Pennsylvania

4.89/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow!! I hope they brew this again! Pours thick and black with a toasted oak head. Smells awesome; figgy dark fruit, rich chocolate, dark rye. The mouth feel is incredible, it rolls smoothly leaving behind layers and layers of biscutty, bready malts. Chocolate, caramel and bitter rye; there's a depth of flavor and heavy body which makes me wish I'd bought a case!

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 03:44:15 | More by templar316
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-01-2013 03:13:38 | More by FUwolfpacker
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BenZ

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is great. 95% of ISs have something not quite balanced: too sweet, too bitter, not bitter enough, too roasty, etc. This thing is thick, really well balanced, not cloying, very complex. I would have figured the booziness wouldn't have been so pronounced since it's been cellared for a couple of years, but it helps keep the beer ethereal. Man, I really wish I had bought a few more of these. I also didn't have it fresh, so I don't know if it got better or worse. Really great beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 00:16:25 | More by BenZ
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-23-2013 06:14:58 | More by GRG1313
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JayQue

Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe I held onto this one so long! The last of my 4 30th Anniversary beers. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Big light tan head with excellent retention. Dense brown color with only a tiny bit of light at the bottom of the glass. Thick film of tan lacing down the opposite side of the glass from where I tilted it up. A good looking beer.

Nice aroma of toasted malts and a little vinuous (port wine) flavor. Taste is pretty similar, but there is an element of semi sweet chocolate that is missing in the nose. Really flavorful. The aging probably helped.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy. There is a warming alcohol effect but no alcohol bite (probably because of the aging).

This is a great beer. I drank the whole bottle myelf and enjoued every sip.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 01:06:58 | More by JayQue
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Busker

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.9%

05-22-2013 12:26:34 | More by Busker
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megamass

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-18-2013 05:44:57 | More by megamass
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

05-15-2013 18:30:00 | More by twenty5
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

05-09-2013 00:08:17 | More by cadaugherty
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. A holdover from their SN tap takeover, and a great find.

Pours dark, dark black, inky, and velvety-looking. Nice head, maybe an inch, brown color, mocha. Smells roasty and chocolaty.

Very roasty, bitter flavor, bit of smokiness, possibly peat-like, intense dark chocolate. So creamy and bitter at the same time.

Full body, low carbonation.

Awesome find, but sad I'll probably never have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 03:53:08 | More by GreesyFizeek
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LSx

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-25-2013 04:34:09 | More by LSx
30th Anniversary - Fritz And Ken's Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
94 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.