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16th Anniversary Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnnyChicago on 04-23-2013)
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Reviews by LI_PO12:
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Tulip

Appearance- deep gold, somewhat hazy, white head with good retention.

Aroma- very spicy, phenolic, honey, slight sour smell as well, some cloves, some alcohol present but its mellow considering its 16%

Flavor- Honey sweet malt, balanced by an awesome spicy phenols, slightly tart, with some pear, apple esters, finishes dry and crisp with a lingering sweetness that you notice after the sips over. Some alcohol present but is really dangerously hidden.

Mouthfeel- Medium-full, moderate carbonation, alcohol warmth

Overall- Was concerned about the abv on this thinking it would be way too boozy. I might have guessed 9-10ish. It is really well done. Not the best in the style, but worth a try for sure. Just remember to sip on it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 02:43:58 | More by LI_PO12
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3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From: Friar Tuck, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle, released summer 2013
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Two Brothers' 16th Anniversary Ale is a standard Belgian Strong Pale Ale, big in sweetness and ethanol, low in most other characters. Nothing wrong with the beer, but nothing particularly noteworthy, either, except that the 16% ABV is not as obvious as one might think. Generally forgettable.

Pours a smallish, 0.5cm tall head of medium and small-sized bubbles, yielding a mass of sponge-like foam atop the body of the beer. Head retention is poor, with the foam quickly subsiding to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a thin cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is moderately good, with numerous, complex dots and webs clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark golden color, with light bringing out paler golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the transparent body, moderate in number and activity.

Aroma is of pale candi sugar, syrupy and heavy pilsner malt sweetness, pear juice, slight butter, and warm from ethanol (but not smelling of ethanol).

Overall flavor is of ethanol, syrupy sweet pilsner malt and pale candi sugar, and slight butteriness. Front of palate is of sweet candi sugar, pils malt, pear and apple juice, ethanol. Mid-palate of more prominent ethanol, syrupy sweet pilsner malt, pale candi sugar, a mix of pear and apple juice, and slight butter. Back of palate is of warm ethanol, pear juice, syrupy sweetness, and faint bitterness. Aftertaste of ethanol, faint bitterness, and bread-like maltiness.

Beer is heavy bodied, with carbonation of medium-low intensity, resulting in a smooth (2/3) and slightly foamy (1/3) mouthfeel. Ethanol warmth is noticeable on the palate and in the nostrils as the beer warms, which is not surprising for a 16% ABV beer, though the ethanol seems less pronounced than in many wines of similar alcohol content. In total, the way that 16% is minimized in perception is fairly masterly.

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12-14-2013 08:20:55 | More by falloutsnow
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3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
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This beer has a slightly cloudy yellow appearance, nothing to write home about here.
the smell is similar to a wheat beer, and it has a rather mild odor considering the labeled 16% ABV
The taste of this beer is also nothing special when going of pure taste, but it has something special about it. This beer tastes like it has as much alcohol in it as Ebel Weiss or a budweiser but it contains 16%. It is rather hard to believe that it is this high, because it is so smooth, but for those who dont believe it, try finishing a bomber to yourself.
The mouthfeel is smooth and easy drinking.
Overall i would say this is a standard beer, but the combination of 16%ABV and smoothness place it one step above the standard.

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Had this when it came out and it was boozy and gross, so I didn't bother to review. Five months later I came across it again at an out of the way shop, and figured what the hell after seeing some positive reviews. 16% abv... get it? What could possibly go wrong?

Bright saturated orange, crystal clear with trails of rising carbonation. A ring of drippy lacing decorates the glass, and a thin broken skim sits on the surface.

Banana and vanilla creme wafers in the aroma, some fruity yeast.

Taste is a little less pleasant, sharp phenols and a little bit of fusel alcohol. Sweet fruit up front bleeding into boozy territory. Lemon cookies and peach with a shot of gin. Medium bodied and somewhat creamy, though overtly boozy. Admittedly it would be hard to disguise 16%... more time would surely be beneficial in this case.

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16th Anniversary Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.