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Anniversary Strong Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Anniversary Strong AleAnniversary Strong Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

377 Ratings
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 17
Gots: 90 | FT: 8
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:
Beer added by: Jakob on 05-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this beer was pretty good.

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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours deep burgundy raison color with a massive soapy looking, tan colored, three finger head that sticks to the glass like cotton candy.

S - Sweet candied dark fruit, prunes, and raisons.

T - Bready, yeasty, prunes, figs, and raisons.

M - Thick medium body.

O - Enjoyable.

Photo of Flight317
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmrillo
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of oilcan01
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of OBD
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JeffSK
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ferrari29
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Photo of JackNip
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NateSharpless
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of fatherdmj
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Anniversary Strong Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.