19th Anniversary Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.81/5 rDev +31.1%
The first in what I hope to be many videos on my beer review channel. I present 19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing. It's probably not in good form to make my first review one featuring a beer that probably isn't available anymore to most of you. Oops.
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08-09-2014 14:16:31 | More by calebjross
4.55/5 rDev +24%
A: center-pour into a tulip, pale-to-medium amber beer with a few fingers of off-white head, lace lines left behind
S: crisp hops of pine mingle with woodsy aromas over a delicate pale malt base
T: following the nose, crisp, bitter pie resin hoppiness, lots of wood flavors, touch of caramel-esque sweetness from the birch syrup, terrific malt profile
M: balanced between the soft and sharp, moments of bittering and coating sensation, brisk carbonation, medium weight
O: excellent use of birch, lending both sweet and dry moments; similar to a DIPA, but much lighter in feel and with great balance between the malt and hop character.Something of a hybrid between an English and American strong ale (think: Oaked Arrogant Bastard meets Fuller's 1845). An exceptional brew.
05-10-2013 21:56:17 | More by Greywulfken
4.38/5 rDev +19.3%
22oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass
A - An aggressive pour yields an almost clear honey brass color with a timid white head. High specks and lower spider lacing.
S - Coconut shavings, woody, buttery caramel, salty, a quick swirl brings out a bready yeast.
T - Very woody upfront with loads of toasted coconut, spicy bitterness on the outside edges, sugar cookies, buttery malts, like crunch n munch light. Spicy alcohol fits in perfectly and really adds to the overall flavor profile. Finishes woody and brisk with a long woody aftertaste.
M - Full bodied but in a light silky kinda way, low carbonation has just enough lifting power to provide silky feel.
Wow! This is head over heels better than the last 2 anniversary beers GD has put out. The wood is dominate but in a very "non-powering" light way. The sweetness is lightened by the wood pairing with a savory salty/buttery character that really pulls everything together. It's not trying to be overly complex but succeeds in a simple but complex way.(If that makes any sense) This is a well made and very rounded brew. Happy anniversary Great Divide!
08-13-2013 22:09:55 | More by StaveHooks
4.34/5 rDev +18.3%
P: A crystal clear golden body with a nice milky off-white crown. Respectable retention with a garter of sexy lace inviting you to dive in.
S: Crisp toasty aroma. Apricots, smoked birch, toasted toffee, scotch, cardamom, salty caramel, cinnamon and sugar covered pecans.
T/M: Hoppy spices and lightly smoked birch and a sweet toasted malt base. Taste is very scotch like with an herbal presence, toasted toffee and tropical fruits. Syrupy/sticky mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with lingering scotch and smoked birch.
O: Surprisingly smooth for this thick palates booze monster. This is a successful woody in my opinion. The birch and scotch really ensures the palate and keep it guessing. I wish I would have picked up another on to age. Oh well. Cheers!
07-14-2013 21:10:08 | More by Hopswagger
4.34/5 rDev +18.3%
Pours a nice golden color with a thin white head and strong lacing. Incredible oak and vanilla flavor with a very pleasant malty sweetness and slick mouth feel. Carbonation level is perfect for the style and the ABV is deceptive. It goes down very smooth for over 10%
06-17-2014 01:07:34 | More by StrongRepublican
4.29/5 rDev +16.9%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Great Divide Brewing Company branded snifter
Pours a deep golden with amber accents capped with a one and half finger fluffy bright white head that dissipates fairly quickly; splotchy lacing here and there. Fresh cut wood, grass, honey, and pear on the nose. Lightly sweet syrup, honey, and herbal/grassy notes with some breadiness midpalate. Finishes with fresh cut wood and accents of clean alcohol. Full bodied, syrupy and smooth; mild, gentle carbonation. This is truly an unique brew and a very enjoyable one at that. Highly recommended.
05-19-2013 04:31:02 | More by chanokokoro
4.28/5 rDev +16.6%
Had on-tap at The Local Miami. Served in a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass.
A- Pours a clean medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Slippery, non-resilient lacing leaves clots behind on the glass.
S- Very sweet, almost candyish type of aroma with some vanilla notes.
T- Initial sweetness soon turns a bit woody then right back to sweet in the aftertaste. Smooth but with a bit of alcohol fume trailing behind it. The sweetness is semi-fruity but in a red cherry/caramel/burnt sugar context. Ok, I got it: rum. Tastes like a very sweet rum. Still, the alcohol is concealed quite well even as it warms.
M- Moderate booze bite with a slightly syrupy feel. Medium carbonation and a body that's just a tad light.
O- Totally unique, very tasty and quite surprising.
05-24-2013 00:01:31 | More by Immortale25
19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.