Anniversary Ale XV - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by HardTarget:
4.04/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Opaque black glass refused to allow even strong back lighting to show anything more than a thin slightly ruby edge. Long lasting tan foam clings to the edge of the glass leaving distinct, widely spaced tide marks.
Smell:Black strap molasses mingles with dark roasted barley. Sweet, burnt, under attenuated , this is a tough neighborhood more than a refined fireside sipper.
Taste: Sugary malt cut with West coast citric hops save the day! The charred blackened nose runs as a ribbon through the candy base giving a complex, satisfying and easy drinking beer (for close to 10% abv.).
Mouthfeel: Body is a tough thin but that helps lighten the beer. Carbonation is almost cask, a bit low in my view, but it doesn't hurt the package much.
Overall: A great celebration beer for a great Texan brewery. Looking forward to many more, and hope this one shows up on a seasonal rotation!
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2013 04:43:28 | More by HardTarget
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: black with a coffee foam head.
S: smoke, bitterness, coffee.
T: sweet chocolate, roasty malts, coffee beans, milk chocolate, cream, nice hop character. I think this one is aged, as I'm at the anniversary party at real ale and everything seems to be aged. Not sure though.
M: heavy like a hammer and velvety.
O: a good brew. I've had a few already and am a bit tired, but this beer seems well put together.
Serving type: on-tap
04-23-2014 04:57:42 | More by titty_mcbitty
4.06/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A 3 year old 12 oz bottle.
A: Dark red-brown: clear.
Feel: Full body with near perfect carbonation.
Rich and fruity aroma, with a similar but stronger flavor.
Lingering aftertaste. Very good flavor balance including bitter/sweet.
O: easily recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 01:14:07 | More by chinchill
Anniversary Ale XV from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.