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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Stone 13th Anniversary AleStone 13th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

714 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 714
Reviews: 606
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 7
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: seaoflament on 06-29-2009)
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Norfawkers

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very strong and flavorful beer but well balanced. The only flaw is that it is so rich and full, it sticks to your palate and may require a glass of water to fully appreciate the flavors.

Appearance: Deep orange-amber; cloudy with tan, creamy head

Smell: Hops, licorice, malt

Taste: Robust; hop kick up front with grapefruit and a bread-like finish

Mouthfeel: Potent with a bitter kick and a long finish; thick

Drinkability: Very flavorful, versatile, and strong

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2009 15:55:37 | More by Norfawkers
More User Reviews:
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jdcollens

New York

3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Told not to cellar, BUT I'M A MAVERICK. I had a few of these fresh a few years back and thought they were quite good, so I saved one for a 5 year tasting. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Dark red with pretty decent head formation. Reading previous reviews, it seems the head does develop over time. The agitator in the Duvel tulip certainly doesn't hurt, I'm sure.

S: I read the 2012 reviews and saw a lot about the alcohol. I'm really only getting a little of that, so I guess the extra 2 years have really helped on that front. Some toffee and sweet malts up front, with a slight hint of currants.

T: Very, very sweet, caramel and molasses dominate. I think a year earlier would've been a better call for this, but I was bound and determined for a 5-year review. That currant/raisin flavor sticks around a bit. Decently long finish - honestly, a minute or so after the last sip is when this beer gets really interesting, with the raisins and molasses dominating.

M: Medium- to full-bodied, surprised the rest of the flavors don't stick around longer.

O: This one was pretty solid fresh (wish I would've reviewed it back then), but 5 years really is too long. I could see maybe 3 or 4 being worthwhile. I don't really get Stone's insistence that you "Do Not Cellar. Enjoy in 2009." I had this as part of a 3-year vertical in 2010, with 2008, 2009, and 2010 anniversaries, and I recall 2009 standing out above the others (and those were pretty solid fresh). I remember thinking I had a gem on my hands but I guess it was just slightly too long.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 03:35:17 | More by jdcollens
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Stone 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 714 ratings.