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Anniversary Sixteen - Ithaca Beer Company

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BA SCORE
83
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45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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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.

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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.

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Anniversary Sixteen from Ithaca Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.