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Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale - The Lost Abbey

Not Rated.
Bottleworks 15th Anniversary AleBottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 96
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 44.44%
Wants: 15
Gots: 22 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale | 12.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 03-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep brown body. Medium khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Vanilla aroma. It's got a weird tequila aroma, which is redundant. Deep caramel. Slight oakiness.

Taste - Less intense on the tequila, but it's there. Lots of vanilla and oak. Deep caramel. Some deeper malts. Nutty flavors. A little milk chocolate. Astringent finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - I can't get past the tequila barrel.

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Buckeyeboy provided this gem tonight... Thanks Jeremy! Pours dark brown with a thin short lasting dark tan head.. decent enough lacing. The aroma is dark malt with a good spicy yeasty phenolic note that combines well with the oak and residual tequila. I doubt my sniffer is good enough to ever identify this as tequila without coaxing, but I dig it nonetheless. Flavor really needs warmth to bloom.. Again, the tequila is there, but doesn't really get too big, I would appreciate a heavier hand personally.. with warmth, raisin and oak come out.. Agave? I guess. Surprised there is carbonation.

Interesting... Okay... Not really the best beer for a "tasting" there is a lot going on, but it is all really pretty light and never out in the open, this is a "thinker"... but honestly, it is only okay.

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Bottleworks 15th Anniversary Ale from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.