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19th Anniversary Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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19th Anniversary Ale19th Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

19th Anniversary Ale isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass – a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation.
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Crystal clear. Super thin head.
Smell: sweetness. Maple syrup and a bit of alcohol. All aroma is faint.
Taste: Caramel, maple syrup, a little vanilla, alcohol,
Mouthfeel: medium to medium low carbonation. Medium body. Sweet. Warming alcohol notes.
Overall: I like this beer. Big and a little sweet. It's a sipper. Would buy again if it is available.

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3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber bottled on 14 May 2013. Poured slightly hazy copper with a decent head, but there is very little lacing.

Aroma: sweet with hints of soft, ripe fruits and wood chips. The high ABV is rather apparent here although hidden in both the flavor and feel.

Flavor: Not what I expected: more soft than harsh, less woody and with more subtle effects of the birch syrup. Lightly sweet into the mildly bitter-sweet aftertaste. Well-balanced and easy drinking, especially for >10% ABV. More depth and complexity than expected. Best in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel: smooth, full body with partially hidden alcohol, but ultimately warming.

O: a refined, satisfying, unique and interesting American Strong Ale that is worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.