Anniversary Strong Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChimRichels:
4.54/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Bottle has been cellared since I purchased it in early 2013 - Should be about a year old at this point.
A - Body is a deep ruby, and appears to be clear and without any noticeable cloudiness. Head almost seems to be pink from the body, and is structured like whipped cream - extremely thick and rocky. It isn't going anywhere any time soon. If there was an option to rate the head, this one gets a 5. (NOTE: I just finished the beer, and there is an inch and a half of head sitting at the bottom of the glass, still stiff as a rock).
S - Rasins, figs, dark fruits, bubblegum/taffy, a bit of tartness.
T - Rich with the dark fruit flavors, as well as the bubblegum/taffy sweetness that follows from the nose. Alcohol is just barely noticeable on the finish, mostly in the feel rather than the taste.
M - I think a year in the cellar has really smoothed out the texture, this is more silky than I recall it being when it was released.
O - Really impressed by this beer, and I am regretting not having purchased more bottles to see how it would benefit from additional aging. Regardless, this is a great showing of what the Carey's are capable of.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 04:23:05 | More by ChimRichels
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