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Anniversary Ale XVI - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Anniversary Ale XVI
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85
very good

24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 07-12-2012)
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +31.9%

05-02-2013 03:45:17 | More by MaddDogg84
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Ford

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried at Guru Burger in Sugar Land, Texas.

One of the best beers of this style I have ever had. It's sweet, but just the right amount to me. I wish this one was going into their regular lineup... would be great if it did in the future. I really loved this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 03:00:22 | More by Ford
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thugherman

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

09-08-2013 22:32:57 | More by thugherman
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elNopalero

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was Real Ale’s 16th anniversary beer, premiered at their anniversary party in June.

This pours with a caramel amber color and a thick head of foam that foams over the rim of the stein like every single classic beer photo taken for a magazine. Ha. Seriously, looks good.
There’s a mellow caramel-malt aroma and a mild malt flavor with some caramel and a lightly toasted note with an effervescence that coats the mouth. It has a dry finish and warms well. The malt profile is similar and consistent with Real Ale’s other brews. Tasty, sweet, and not too heavy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2012 04:08:06 | More by elNopalero
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2013 01:35:27 | More by Tiernan
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-01-2014 05:54:39 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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videofrog

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2012 03:13:10 | More by videofrog
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-08-2012 02:12:20 | More by Texasfan549
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-08-2013 21:22:22 | More by GumDropButtons
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

10-24-2012 19:38:01 | More by jheezee
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gtermi

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2013 04:50:39 | More by gtermi
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-10-2013 20:52:24 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-12-2012 02:52:07 | More by BeerHunter76
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

08-11-2012 20:41:26 | More by kjkinsey
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-03-2013 23:37:02 | More by vcoggins
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Mora2000

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House.

The beer pours a brown-amber color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of sweet, sugary toffee and caramel notes. I also get some grapes and German yeast notes. The flavor is very similar. The grapes and dark fruit really come through up front, with some toffee and biscuit malts also present. The beer is very sweet and the alcohol is noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 03:01:55 | More by Mora2000
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-12-2012 17:39:24 | More by ScubaSteve00
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-22-2013 17:47:00 | More by drummermattie02
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truesolution

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-28-2012 07:35:07 | More by truesolution
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champ103

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston.

A: Pours a clear ruby red color. A two finger white head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Sweet malt up front and center. Burnt caramel sweetness. Light toasted grains. Burnt sugars. Very sweet with a bit of solvent alcohol in the nose.
T: Very sweet. Pretty much cloying. Burnt caramel malt, and brown sugar.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A on the thin side for the style. There is some solvent like alcohol, and the sweetness is cloying. A very slow sipper for me.

This is just to sweet for my tastes. Seems just a bit under attenuated. Not one of Real Ales better Anniversary offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2012 01:19:48 | More by champ103
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JohnBender

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-26-2012 14:10:48 | More by JohnBender
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

10-05-2012 03:52:00 | More by duff247
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mindswoop

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

08-21-2012 03:00:17 | More by mindswoop
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Kornoms

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-01-2012 23:25:01 | More by Kornoms
Anniversary Ale XVI from Real Ale Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.