15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Jayli:
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Picked up a 22 oz at Plaza Liquors in O'Fallon, IL
A: This beer pours a relatively clear copper color, some touches of haze to it. A one finger of off white head sits on top and retains nicely. Sheets of lacing are left behind on the glass.
S: Nose is of oaked wood, earhty and pine hops, and a malt presence.
T: Taste starts with a muted earthy hop flavoring. Caramel malts, hints of toffee, with a nice smoked wood and oak really fill out the middle. Although it's massively present, it's very light and inviting rather than overpowerings. Finish is oaked piney hops.
M: Medium bodym medium carbonation, creamy and and oily resin that completely coats the tongue.
D: Nice representation of the style, I really enjoyed the oak flavoring with the hops, it somewhat muted the power of the hops, but was well balanced.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2010 16:11:22 | More by Jayli
More User Reviews:
3.33/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
have a few of these in the cellar, time to break one out and see what's what...
2 fingers of snowy white head, sticky sticky sticky, this one leaves a bread crumb trail all the way down leaving no doubt where it has been, ample carbonation keeps the head well fed, lovely microbubble sheets roll around, nicely done, this is one good lookin' brewski
citrus and wood... who would have guessed? your first instinct is hops but the wood is definitely toning it down and adding something, there is a mellow booziness throughout, old orange rind, the nose is interesting but I don't love it, the hop florals kind of smelling like termite wood.
strange.. the flavor is of ashen wood with some bitterness, it is exceptionally smooth mouth wise but the flavor is throwing me a bit, some dark honey notes, there is just something off I can't quite place my finger on, perhaps this sat too long (bottled 7/2009).
this has lost it's kick imo, without a more assertive hop profile this kind of tastes like soaked wood, too bad, the look and feel of the brew is excellent.
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2012 04:27:33 | More by Ego
15th Anniversary Wood Aged from Great Divide Brewing Company
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