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19th Anniversary Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

324 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%


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:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-29-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brew-Ligion in Murrieta, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite wood forward in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 07:21:54 | More by UCLABrewN84
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metter98

New York

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high dense beige colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of coconut are present in the nose along with notes of oak and hints of vanilla.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell but isn't quite as strong and also has some notes of toffee and hints of alcohol towards the finish.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has hints of crispness along with a moderate amount of carbonation and some dryness. The alcohol makes its presence known by contributing a moderate amount of warming, particularly in the finish.
O: While this beer is quite drinkable considering its strength—because most of the alcohol is masked from the taste—the coconut aromas and flavors are unique and makes this an interesting beer to sip and savor. It reminded me like a lighter version of a barleywine.

Note: Bottled on April 19, 2013

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2013 01:35:48 | More by metter98
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled May 14th 2013

Pours amber with a thumb of pearl colored head. Stays effervescent, traces of lacing & head retention

S: Faint woody notes &pears, toffee, booze, some pineapple

T: Dry woody notes, some toffee, some pear brandy up front. Some faint herbal notes, apricot & pears, & orange peel as this warms, some passion fruit as well, & toffee. Finishes with orange, a bit of booze warmth, muted shortbread flavor & a bit of canned peaches

MF: Chewy, dry & near zero carbonation, decent balance for the style, warming

Not one of Great Divide's better anniversary offerings, but worth a try . Started feeling the ABV quite a bit

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 03:41:44 | More by russpowell
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

2.26/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Pours a thick viscous copper body with light beige head forming thin even after a vigorous pour, there's not much head wanting to erupt here. Fine speckled lacing not the worst looking beer ever. Bottled on 5/14/13, warming birch syrup it's almost like a woody honey or other concentrated sugar, minimal hops going on in the nose. Flavor warming alcohol big unfermented sugary body it's so rough it's unreal this needs another fermentation why release this keep this forever it will ferment forever if it was bottled conditioned sickeningly sweet beer, big alcohol wave hints of vanilla and charred oak with minimal aging this is young folks too fresh if you have a bottle don't drink it. If you have a bottle and your a diabetic get your local EMT ready to pick you up and take you to the ER. Overall it needs time, I won't be as mean as some reviews but this is the most sickeningly sweet beer I've ever tasted Birch syrupy should be barred from microbreweries.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 02:54:03 | More by WVbeergeek
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mactrail

California

3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber color in the tall Saxo tulip with a brief cap of foam. Just a few bubbles, but a sharp prickle on the tongue. Interesting woodsy smell.

Very sweet and malty. I can't say that the birch adds a whole lot, but the overall effect is a fat-bodied brew with a tangy mouthfeel. Some stray aromatics, but it's like a double bock beer. There might be a faint herbal taste. I don't taste the alcohol, but it's definitely lurking behind the syrup.

A beer that's hard to figure, but it's worth a try if you like an oddity. Quite sippable, though some creamy carbonation would have made this more rewarding. From the 22 oz bottle for $8.50 at Baron's Market in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 05:23:00 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

as far as I know the first deviation from the ipa anniversary beer line, but its a welcomed change. as much as I liked the 18th, I like this one too. it pours a honey color with maybe three inches of white head and good retention. its go a birchy nose indeed, much like the syrup in the life and limb or in that Alaskan pilot series bock I think it was, this has that same earthy sweet aroma, but the malt base is light enough to let it shine. really nice. the flavor is on the sweet side, which would be a detractor, except for that the sweetness is not malt sweetness or residual sugar in the conventional sense. its entirely different sweet, fro the birch, and its really nice in a lighter ale. the alcohol is there in the finish, but its not too intense. also the birch chips its aged on seem to only make a minimal contribution to flavor, giving some mellowness to the whole operation, but not potent like oak can be. the body is a little heavier than id like to it be, although not so much that a bomber of this isnt drinkable in one dose, because it surely is. the carbonation is very lively, which helps a lot, and allows the sweetness not to linger too long on the finish. this probably lacks complexity compared to the wood aged ipas that have been the hallmark of great divides anniversary series, but I appreciate the new direction. this is something very new, and easily worth the 8 or so dollars I paid for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 19:17:39 | More by StonedTrippin
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kojevergas

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled May 14th 2013. 10.20% ABV confirmed. 650ml brown glass bottle with uninteresting label art and foiled-over standard pry-off pressure cap acquired at Sunset Beer Co. for $7.99 and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I like a lot of Great Divide's work but this seems a bit suspect.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonatio issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a dirty 1.5 finger head of beige/light khaki colour. Slightly creamy. Okay thickness. Average (~2 minute) retention; okay for the high ABV but not impressive. No bubble show. No lacing as the head recedes.

Body colour is a surprisingly light pale copper-orange. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible.

Not your typical appearance for an alleged strong ale. Looks decent, but it's not all that appealing to be honest. I remain optimistic.

Sm: Getting some birch syrup and wood - but probably only because I'm looking for it. I doubt I could identify those notes without prompting. It is distinctly syrupy though - I might've guessed maple if the label hadn't told me it was birch. Residual sugars are present. Some toffee. Muted buried citrusy hop character. Sticky and nectary. It seems strange for an alleged strong ale. The toffee and rich syrup remind me of a barleywine. Tangerine. No yeast or alcohol comes through on the aroma. Honey. Birch is certainly dominant. An aroma of moderate strength.

T: Birch syrup. Residual sugars. Caramel. Sweet citrusy hops. Hop profile is surprisingly overt. Tangerine. Syrupy; too sweet. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Tropical fruits. Candied. I'd almost call it cloying. Not a great flavour profile by any means. Boozy. Imbalanced. Lacks complexity and subtlety. It's okay, but I'm not really liking it. Too sweet. Flavour profile is lacking; I really wish it was more balanced. Not very tasty. Lacking for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Slight acidity. Overcarbonated. Doesn't suit the flavour profile all that well. Presence on the palate is poor. Too thick. Not soft. Unrefreshing.

Dr: I guess it's somewhat drinkable. There's just not much of interest here. I wouldn't get it again. A disappointment from Great Divide. Lackluster. I'll finish this bottle with some difficulty; I really wish I had help though. Doesn't hide its ABV all that well. Overpriced for the lack of quality. Quite underwhelming. Meh. A pretty mundane choice for an anniversary Ale. I expected far better.

High C-

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 06:18:32 | More by kojevergas
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Bottles April 19 2013
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy aged orange body with a thin ring of white head and a slow carbonation of microbubbles.

S- The slightly sweet birch syrup note fades to a soft fusel head with a fresh wood furniture smell in the finish.

T- The gentle pine pungency hops lead to a birch syrup note with a touch of sweetness and a light woody note in the finish. There is a pine hop note that grows in the finish.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel is a bit thick with a bit of alcohol heat that grows and is enhanced by the tight fizz finish.

O- The big alcohol and soft pungent hop covers the delicate birch character and it takes on more of a furniture character.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 18:37:05 | More by rhoadsrage
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Tone

Missouri

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, citrus hops, hint of pale malt, slight alcohol, and slight grass. Fits the style of an American Strong Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, citrus hops, caramel malt, pale malt, and alcohol. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, feel, and blend. Body is not strong enough, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 20:26:38 | More by Tone
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

2.28/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Bomber, poured a light copper with white head. Foam was soapy and slick, along with the lacing. Filmy.

Aroma is birch and booze. Some sweetness. While these aren't all that bad, they don't do well

The first sip surprised me. Very light body as it enters and leaves. The birch and sweetness take over, some vanilla, which is promptly murdered by the booze. Probably a good thing else that vanilla combined with the residual sugars would have been too much. But this beer has nothing else going for it. Birch, booze, sweet. Thin with a bit of a saving dryness on the end.

Drain pour half the bottle. What were they thinking?

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2013 05:30:43 | More by Mebuzzard
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Picked up a bottle of this beer because I always enjoy Great Divide's anniversary beers, & reading 'birch syrup' on the label sealed the deal in sticky. Bottle dated April 2013, split with my wife on a sleepy Saturday evening.

Poured into our virgin Cantillon glasses, anything would look amazing...but this one is an unclear orange, slightly hooded on the clarity scale, low carbonation. Nose is a wicked combination of sloppy sweetness (the syrup?), oranges with a sugar coating, added sweetener, & vanilla. All in all my blood sugar jumped just inhaling the fumes.

Great Divide's 19th Anniversary Ale is just as much a sugary tangle as the nose suggests. Wood sap comes across sickly sweet, with another hard lump of sugar from the malts. Oak lends a pleasant dryness, but contributes something akin to vanilla. Orange zest & half a still of alcohol rush to fill any open spots in the middle, before the sweet tide washes away everything else. Suffers from a lack of carbonation; heavy. Eleven ounces might be twice as much as I can handle.

The more I sip the less I'm enjoying this. First miss in this series, & it wasn't close. A bad beer that I'm not remotely interested in finishing.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 02:03:32 | More by maximum12
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ArrogantB

Colorado

1.65/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

22oz bottle $8 (or was it $9)? Golden orange color, good head, looks ok. Aroma is musty and stale and really not good at all. The flavor was just downright awful, that birch syrup and birch wood were the main flavors competing with a really nasty alcohol flavor. I took about two drinks and drain poured this. Easily the worst Great Divide beer I've ever had by a long shot, they usually make solid stuff for the most part. Atrocious beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 18:05:26 | More by ArrogantB
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Gmann

New York

3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour a clear honey color with a short tight white head that settles into a sparse cap but left a sheet of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is sweet. Candied honey comes to mind. There is a slight apricot fruitiness. The birch wood comes through towards the finish.

The taste is quite sweet as well and I have to assume it is from the birch syrup. The birch provides some vanilla and mimics bourbon to an extent. There is a woody flavor but is not as dry as oak. There is honey sweetness as well. It's sweet but not cloying. Perhaps a hint of pepper and grassy hop.

The feel is feel is moderate with prickly carbonation. I borders on being slick but the wood and hops keep it in check.

An interesting beer. Quite sweet and woody.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 01:17:31 | More by Gmann
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a clear gold with a little off white head.
S: It smelled like wild honey and sweet caramel, with some biscuit and a little copper.
T: It tasted like sweet honey and sugary caramel, with some woody biscuit and a little copper. It had a sweet and clean aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Great big body.
D: This was a nice brew. I don't know birch that well, but this definitely had a unique and sugary scent and taste. The body was excellent, and the finish was smooth with well hidden alcohol, so it was easy to drink. Doesn't need age, but it might not hurt either. Very enjoyable beer, even if not terribly exciting.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 14:53:56 | More by Pencible
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark goldenrod color. Like honeyed amber. Some chill haze. Thick 3/4" cap of bright suds. No escaping carbonation from below to support the head, but it's proving its worth in retention.

Sappy sweet birch, floral hops, herbal aromas, slight woodsiness, cereal grains, candied orange, vanilla cream soda, and mild soapiness. Quite the interesting array of aromas. Smells a little waxy, like a scented candle, but overall, it's good. Almost has a touch of butterscotch.

Flavors totally follow the nose, but with an added hop flavor and bitter firmness. Sweet, too, but not cloying. Birch chips cut in with some wood-sucking dryness. Actually, it's rather woody now. Still has a touch of herbal qualities that push it into birch beer territory, but the vanilla notes overpower any semblance of botanicals used/implied. Citrus notes are mostly orange-y, but there's some pithy grapefruit and tropicalia (pineapple??) in the mix. Malty, not grainy. Ale yeast waxes English. Slight earthiness, and maybe a bit of pie crust in the malts. Hops are strangely bitter with pine notes; creates good balance with the sweetness. The strength builds because you feel it, not because you taste it.

Where's this 10%+ ABV? Uncannily smooth. The body is dense and wooly with roundedness. Not much stick, either, except in the back of the mouth. Coating, I should say. Medium carbonation. The feel doesn't falter. Just different for an amber strong ale.

They're always making woody Anniversary beers. This one is no exception.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:32:50 | More by thecheapies
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a bomber for $8.99.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a rusted orange color with only a slight pathetic head that wouldn't pick a fight with me.

S: Smelled like a carnival: Sugary taffy, cotton candy, and caramel corn all rolled into one.

T: I definitely good the wood part... bark and all. Bitter, bitter, bitter, and not in a pleasant way. I didn't find the birch syrup to be that interesting in the slightest.

M: Harsh. Lots of booze and sandpaper-esque notes that boggle the mind and palate. The carbonation was fine though.

O: Heck, this one's pretty cheap. Buy another bottle, bury it in your cellar, and don't even think about it for 10 years.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 22:30:06 | More by Chaney
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AgentMunky

California

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a St Bernardus glass. Bottled on 19 April 2013.

A: No head. Murky, sickly yellow-brown. Muddy.

S: Blackstrap molasses. Crazy floral yeast.

T: Weird beer. It's oddly bitter, like unsweetened molasses. I suppose this is the birch syrup. This never really goes away. I'm not sure I like it. Wood. Earthy. Lingering bitterness.

M: Thinnish and sorta astringent.

O: I don't know how I feel about this.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 19:10:32 | More by AgentMunky
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Sunnanek

Sweden

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The color is golden while the compact small head is off-white. Nice lacings.

S: Lots of syrupy-sweet caramell malt. The birch chips are very obivious (smells just like my home-made-birch-schnaps). Hoppy and very fruity. Vanilla and coconut.

T: Very sweet, malty and toffee. Birch, coconut and vanilla dominates. Dark dried fruits and even some nice fresh ones.

M: Body is actually thick and sticky, while carbonation is very mild. Aftertaste is both bitter and sweet, but not very long. Alcoholic and warming.

O: This is my first birch-beer, but I'm no stranger to birch in alcoholic beverages... Very nice and interesting. If all beers with birch is like this - they should replace oak to birch in beers from now on!
This beer would probably evolve if properly cellared.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 16:07:01 | More by Sunnanek
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Bung

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Darker golden pour, nearly no head. Just a minimal run of white. Fairly viscous looking though.

Aroma, herbal and woody. Definete pancakes and syrup like sweetness.

Taste, faint citrus zest, quickly turns to a woody sweet. Malty caramel, some toasted malt notes. Some bitters and booze battle the sweet in the finish. The toffee stays with you though.

Quite coating, a good level of carbonation helps to keep the stickiness in check just a bit. A little warming, might be a better cooler weather beer. Would be interesting to see what some age does with this. It's perfectly fine now however.

Probably the closest thing I've tasted to some of Founders non-stout barrel aged beers. Rougher around the edges but very nice.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 01:44:31 | More by Bung
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, April 2013
Tulip

A: Fainter than I thought it was going to be. Clear medium orange color. Thin layer of off white head. Alcohol feet.

S: Smells very interesting. Definitely getting that sweetness from the birch syrup. Almost butterscotch like. Booze.

T: Very sweet. Oak. Birch syrup. Booze. Lingering sweetness in end.

M: Full bodied. Creamy

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 18:25:35 | More by inlimbo77
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber served chilled into a goblet. Bottled 4/22/13.

Great Divide's 19th is a slightly hazy copper color with thin white head. It settles fairly quickly and leaes some spotty lace.

Aroma is sweet and hoppy with a distinct wood-aged character. That vanilla and caramel come through here.

Flavor is really intense and truly unique. They make a similar beer every year for their anniversary but it always seems to be a little different. It's basically a hugely bitter double IPA that has been aged on wood and, in this case, with birch syrup added. There's a earthy woodsy taste but I'm not sure about aging IPAs. Maybe a barley wine would be better suited.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Very bitter but somewhat balanced with some subtle sweetness.

Overall a very good wood aged ale but maybe they could change things up for the big 20 next year.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 02:02:29 | More by GilGarp
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Taphouse in Seattle. Deep golden to copper pour with small creamy head. Vanilla and big oak aroma on top of citrus and toffee malts. Flavor is toffee and citrus with definite wood presence that dries it out on the finish. Heavy and slick, not really the type of beer I was looking for. Decent brew, but tough to handle more than one glass. Had this without food so it hit me pretty hard to start out my night. The booze is definitely there.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 19:13:04 | More by BMMillsy
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on April 22, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of carbonation. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: An interesting and sweet aroma of wood hints, caramel malt, fruit esters, and spices. Upfront barrel hints of wood, oak, vanilla, and whiskey. Big hints of the birch syrup. Spice hints of cinnamon and cardamon. Sweet malt presence with hints of caramel, toffee, yeast, and grains. Fruit esters of orange, apricot, tangerine, and lemon. Candied sugar sweetness. Also hints of butterscotch and honey. Fairly boozy. Quite a unique and interesting aroma.

Taste: As unique as it smells, a taste of wood notes, sweet malt, fruit esters, and spices. Big wood barrel taste upfront with notes of vanilla, oak, and whiskey. Noticeable taste of the birch syrup along with some butterscotch, candied sugar and honey. Fairly spicy with notes of cinnamon and cardamon. Malts with a taste of sweet caramel, toffee, yeast, and wheat grains. Citrus fruit esters of orange, tangerine, apricot, and lemon. Earthy with some notes of piney hops. Taste of alcohol is also noticeable to a degree. Taste is sweet but not cloying. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, syrupy, and slick. Fairly boozy but this goes down easier than expected.

Overall: This came out pretty good to me. Very unique, not sure what they were going for but it is tasty to me. Its almost like an aged IPA or barelywine aged on wood. Actually smoother than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 07:30:52 | More by MattyG85
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: shiny dirty orange, trace white head, firm lacing

S: lovely birch aroma, smoked/BBQ scent

T: sweet molasses, citrus, firm malt, long smokey/bbq finish

M: med body, hint of stickiness on the finish

O: Enjoy GD and this beer sounds fascinating, but wish
it was a little heavier. The ABV creeps up on you; the
body makes it very drinkable.

INTERESTING; NOT MUST HAVE!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 16:59:18 | More by BeerLover99
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from tap at the brewery. Golden color with a tan rim. Super sweet and fruity aromas with a definite woody note. Taste is very fruity and a bit woody...very fruity actually. Its a bit over sweet but still scary easy to drink. You do taste the birch in the aftertaste and overall a good not great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 21:57:39 | More by DrinkSlurm
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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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