19th Anniversary Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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1.65/5 rDev -55%
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.
05-25-2013 18:05:26 | More by ArrogantB
3.74/5 rDev +1.9%
Poured into a pint glass.
A: Clear golden yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes and left a nice film. Ok lacing.
S: Pine hops and wood. Mild.
T: Light to moderate sweetness and moderate bitterenss. Alcoholic and woody. Herbal. Unique.
M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and slightly astringent.
O: The flavors do not mix well with the high ABV. Has an overly alcoholic taste. Not bad though overall.
05-25-2013 01:52:39 | More by SolipsismalCat
2.95/5 rDev -19.6%
Pours a light translucent golden yellow with a slight white head. Aroma offers the barrel, some nice sweet birch syrup, and a touch of some hoppiness. Some alcohol is present. Flavor offers the woodl, some sweetness from the birch syrup, and a piney bitter finish. Again some alcohol is present. A medium bodied to fuller still mouthfeel. Overall, the use of birch syrup and wood was definitely quite interesting and I am glad to have tried it, but this was more of an interesting beer than a good one.
05-24-2013 23:53:48 | More by denver10
4/5 rDev +9%
Pours a clear slightly orange golden color with a tight white head that leaves chunks of lacing.
Smells of touches of wood with some syrupy sweet notes.
Tastes of the light wood notes with some toasted malt notes underneath along with some slight grassy hops. The birch notes lead off with some birch beer notes. Touches of sugary sweetness along with some wood. Toasted malt notes come through and add to some of the birch beer notes, but don't make it too sweet. Grassy hops come through next. Finishes with the wood notes.
Mouthfeel is full with a creamy amount of carbonation.
Overall, this is tasty, but the sweet birch beer notes don't get me too excited.
05-24-2013 02:54:26 | More by ocelot2500
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
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
19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 350 ratings.