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Anniversary Strong Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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very good

372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 90 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jakob on 05-18-2013)
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Beer poured into a Snifter shaped glass

A - beer pours with a very dark maple syrup brown color; appears moderately effervescent; tan colored head; head is about 1/2 finger in size; forms a nice layer of lacing around my glass

S - beer has a slight scotch nose to hit; maple syrup and molasses; light roasted malt nose; candied dark fruits; caramel; plums

T - flavor is much lighter than I anticipated; strong ale's typically have a mixed booze and caramel flavor, not this one; very complex taste; caramel, and roasted malt flavor; dark candied fruit flavor; molasses; hint of vanilla

M - very effervescent; I can feel bubbles on my tongue from front to back; unfortunately, bubbles mask a lot of the flavoring in the beer; flavor dissipates pretty quickly once I drink it

D - Overall, I find this to be a very drinkable Strong Ale; light on flavor, but packs a tiny alcohol punch, compared to most Strong Ales, without the overwhelming taste and nose buds with booze

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I bought two of these last summer at the brewery. Drank one a while back. It was a bit strong, as the name suggests. Opened the other one just now and some age gives the beer a bit of balance. There are complaints elsewhere of over-carbonation. That may be the case. Nevertheless, the complicated flavor profile of this beer make it a can't miss. If you find one somewhere, pick one up and give it a rest for a few months before opening it. You'll be glad you did.

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Anniversary Strong Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.