Anniversary Sixteen - Ithaca Beer Company
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Reviews by 120minuteman:
4.4/5 rDev +20.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Complex beer with lots of flavor and a candy like aroma. Purply/black color with light carbonation. You can definitely taste the honey in this beer. Mildly bitter, with notes of maple syrup, brown sugar, and a hint of orange rind. A tasty winter warmer on a 0 degree night.
Hope to repeat soon!
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2014 00:48:13 | More by 120minuteman
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle served in a tulip.
A- Black body and a huggggeee light tan head that hangs around for a few minutes. Spotty lacing all the way down the glass.
S- Wow, this is a remarkable delightful nose. Equal parts Belgian yeast, citrus, and honey. A well-balanced aroma I suppose. It's actually a bit like smelling hot cocoa mix, oddly enough.
T- Creamy and citrusy at the same time right up front. Dry towards the end and the honey appears in the middle.
M- Mouthfeel is right where it should be. Tingly carbonation but not so much that its champagne-like. Medium creamy feel. Where is the alcohol in this one? I don't get it at all.
O- Just a great beer by Ithaca. Don't even hesitate if you see it.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2014 02:53:25 | More by tviz33
4.2/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beer review #666...for what that's worth. 750ml into Duvel tulip at 45 degrees or so.
Pours with a massive, frothy, tan head over a deep amber edged brown body. Lots of lacing.
Aromas are light, tangy, and inviting. Very light roast - almost like a cocoa, and a decent amount of sweetness. It draws you in.
Mouthfeel is really smooth... borders on creamy, without losing the crisp... if that makes sense. Tangy, with a light bitterness in the flavor. Limey, grassy, and hoppy, with some bark bite, and a roasted malt finish that almost leaves you with a brown-ale-like finish. I kid you not. The finish is fairly dry, but not overly so.
I really enjoyed this - it may not be quite up to the caliber of some of the other amazing Excelsior versions I've enjoyed in the past, but that's a high bar they've set for themselves. I do appreciate the uniqueness of this one, melding Saison with Dark Ale.
Afterthought: Kind of shocked at some of the shitty scores I've seen, with no review - c'mon folks, it's a one-off anniversary ale... at least take the 5 minutes to enter why you think it's average or mediocre. Cause I don't see it. My glass is half full.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 02:30:23 | More by BeerImmediately
Anniversary Sixteen from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.