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Anniversary Strong Ale - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Anniversary Strong AleAnniversary Strong Ale

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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.

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3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Big off white head. Great retention. Big pillow of foam.Thick collar.

Smell - Lots of different aromas. Cola, Belgiany, a touch of scotch ale, and even a bit of phenols that reminds me a bit of a weizenbock.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Belgian sweetness. Cola again, maybe that's some spiciness. Less complex, but at least it's cohesive.

Mouthfeel - Thick and sweet. Medium high carbonation.

Overall - While tasty, there's not a ton of interesting flavors about it.

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3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, caramel, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and grain flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of spice and grain flavors that are interesting.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle.

A: Deep reddish-brown body beneath two inches of fine, dense, pillowy tan head. Lovely, rocky retention and lots of delicate lacing. Gorgeous.

S: Classic Belgian aroma of spices and dark fruits, with a bit of toasted bread and even a hint of smokiness. Very complex and inviting.

T: Good balance of malt and yeast here, with raisins, dates, and pepper all playing major roles. Bubblegum, smoke, and clove as well. Spicy, slightly warming finish. Yeasty aftertaste. Good stuff.

M: Smooth medium body. Moderate, soft carbonation. Delicate and velvety.

O: This was a great beer, and definitely somewhere in between a Dubbel and a BSDA. Really sad I only ever found a single bottle of this during my WI trip, as I'd love to see how it ages.


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