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Anniversary Sixteen - Ithaca Beer Company

Anniversary Sixteen
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%


Brewed by:
Ithaca Beer Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark Honey Saison

(Beer added by: utopiajane on 12-25-2013)
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Reviews by 120minuteman:
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120minuteman

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4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer!

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
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Anniversary Sixteen from Ithaca Beer Company
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