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30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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very good

510 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 510
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 67 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: IrieJackalope on 05-29-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ste5venla, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Boilerfood, Jan 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

popery, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/25/2010. Pours very hazy orange amber color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, grass, herbal, floral, light clove, and earthy peppery spiciness; some moderate cardboard as well that reduce as it warms. Pretty nice aromas with good complexity and balance; despite the oxidation. Taste of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, floral, grass, light clove, and earthy peppery spiciness; slight cardboard as well, but not too bad. Lingering notes of caramel, apple, pear, bread, toast, brown sugar, grass, floral, clove, and earthy peppery spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice flavor balance with good complexity; with a nice malt/spiciness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial helles offering. Nice balance and complexity of malt and spicy flavors; and very smooth to drink for the gravity. The oxidation certainly knocked it down a bit; but it was still a very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FLBeerGuy, Jan 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

t0rin0, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

uturn, Jan 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

michaeljasinski, Jan 16, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had at Muggs Alehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

A/S. It has a nice deep opaque color of brown, with a good head of foamy white with a bit of lacing. There's a very nice strong citrus and alcohol scent to it.

T/M. It has a nice lemon and citrus taste with some dark fruit and a bit of hoppiness. A bit of a sour aftertaste.

O. A good fruity and sweet IPA.

Amalak, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

RedTeflon, Jan 01, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times, time to review.

Golden with a persistent sheet of white foam and a brilliant clarity. Smells malty, sweet and light bread, tea, cola, candied pecans, touch of german yeast character, a touch of freshly cut alfalfa and a hint of rose. Flavor is floral: malts, slight oxidation, a bit of bread and caramel. There is a ton of flower character in here for me with rose hips, a little bit of hibiscus and orange peel likeness in here. I like the complexity of the flavor, delicate as it is. Medium bodied with limited carb and an almost dry finish. Nice beer, glad how this one has evolved.

harrymel, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SanFranJake, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

harpus, Dec 18, 2012
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Zymocenosilicaphobic, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Massbmx, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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rdoggg, Oct 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BobCobb, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sample: 1 bottle 2012

A: Dark orange in color, pours a strong off-white head that sustains, moderately strong internal carbonation, slightly cloudy throughout

S: Moderately fragrant, elements of mild citrus and dried fruit, sugar cane, some caramel, interesting, slight alcohol

T: Much akin to the nose, more alcohol than expected, especially given the age, sweet, creamy, followed by citrus and dried fruit notes

M: Smooth and certainly drinkable, but not exactly cellar worthy, more alcohol than should be present, no aftertaste, not lingering or drying on the palate

O: Not sure what a fresh version tasted like, but not entirely impressive, still true to the style and worth a try, but nothing to write home about (a review on Beer Advocate is a different story, however)

MatthewWilde, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

aztraz, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Vinmar, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

generallee, Sep 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

bigbeers84, Aug 27, 2012
30th Anniversary- Charlie, Fred And Ken's Bock from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 510 ratings.