Twisted Spoke 15th Anniversary - New Belgium Brewing

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 365
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"65% Ale aged in a wood barrel, 14% ale with cherries added and ale, 21% ale brewed with Coriander and 100% Aged in apple flavored whiskey barrels." The beer was hand-bottled August 26, 2010.

(Beer added by: Sean9689 on 12-12-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown body. Nice white head.

Smell - Malty aroma. Musty red wine aroma. A little bit of cherry. Oak.

Taste - Lots of dark fruit. Oak is strong. Cherry. Red wine sourness. Musty finish. A little bit of that whiskey flavor back there.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Not all that sour. Medium body, but carbonation makes it seem lighter.

Overall - I wasn't enthused at first, but it improved as I drank it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Consumed 3-26-11 at my first epic Philly tasting side-by-side with NB Falling Rock 10th and Bottleworks 10th. Thank you, Dan! This was #3 of the three for me (by a fair margin).

L - Little bit of a gusher but not much. Rich mahogany that is nearly clear - looks supple and rich.

S - Light and a bit hard to pull out of the glass. Not too acetic, the brown beer base has light cherry, a dusting of coriander, a small scoop of red cherries, perhaps some peach pie, and ethanol whiffs that are presumably reminiscent of apple whiskey.

T - Acetic acid, light cherries, brown oak, like vanilla, stone fruit. Coriander is noticeable, yet the apple whiskey seems to make the otherwise nice finish just fall off.

M - Smooth, silky, and soft, the beer is properly full to yield a palate that is completely covered in flavor, yet the carbonation is a bit lacking (perhaps because of the slight gushing).

O - Not bad, but I find the small amount of apple whiskey to clash with the base beer and bring down the experience. It also had a tough time competing against the other beautiful NB wales. I am very curious to try this again to see if it has come together more nicely, as I drank this very shortly after it was first released.

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Twisted Spoke 15th Anniversary from New Belgium Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.