15th Anniversary Wood Aged - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another from my Goebel's Wichita beer haul...
Pours copper with 3+ fluffy fingers of peach colored head. very good head retention & lacing
S: Breadyness, lemons, booze; once warm, along with toffee
T: Pineyness, toffee, oakyness, dryness, vanilla & grapefruit are all there up front. Oakyness, vanilla, dryness & a mix of tangerine & grapefruit are all in good quantity as this warms. Finishes with vanilla, pineapple, passion fruit, oakyness, pineyness & grapefruit
MF: Medium bodied, smooth, good balance, skews a touch too dry for me.
Drinks pretty easy for the ABV & style, complexity & dryness slow me down a bit. A worthy Anniversary beer, let's see one from Great Divide every year please!
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2009 04:31:37 | More by russpowell
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3.33/5 rDev -17.4%
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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