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16th Anniversary Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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 sweemzander:
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sweemzander

Illinois

2.21/5  rDev -44.3%

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

(A)- Pours an amber caramel-like color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Decent retention.

(S)- A grainy honey sweetness that meets a subtle biscuit-like yeast.

(T)- Fairly similar to the smell. A honey-like centric sweetness combined with a very subtle biscuit-like yeast. This is definitely not shy of the belgian candi sugar. This could give you diabetes it is so sweet.

(M)- A mellow carbonation level meets a very sweet honey-like sweetness overall. Just way too sugary sweet for me.

(O)- Again, extremely sweet and one dimensional for me. It does not have the balance and play on the yeast and sweetness that the style usually has.

05-22-2013 13:40:41 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-19-2014 23:54:22 | More by DaftPatrick
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mverity

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Drank more like a saison. Tasty and enjoyable but an interesting brew. Color was slightly cloudy and pale yellow with a nice white head. Smelled of wet grass and faintly hoppy. Tasty but odd. Really earthy and dry. I wasn't expecting the style to be so much like a saison.

07-06-2013 03:36:24 | More by mverity
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-27-2014 13:30:48 | More by JuniperJesus
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -1%

16%!!! Probably the highest ABV I have ever had in a beer...This beer poured a clear golden color with little to no head and no lace. The scent had the typical Belgium malt/yeast with dried apricot and citrus. The taste was very smooth, the Belgium twang helped to mask the high ABV quite well. The mouthfeel was full body with little carbonation. Overall this is a monster beer and I was glad to share it with my neighbor and my cousin. A pint is enough to last the night.

07-13-2013 15:54:40 | More by WoodBrew
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-04-2013 02:32:23 | More by cjgator3
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

07-06-2013 22:08:00 | More by Gonzoillini
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-29-2013 01:22:44 | More by zonker17
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-06-2013 21:27:04 | More by waddellc2
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-29-2014 21:27:51 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

09-30-2013 02:22:32 | More by emerge077
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%

A 16% Strong Golden? Color me interested...

A surprisingly lively swell of white head fills the glass before receding to form a thin cap that leaves webs of neat lace. Beading fills the body.

Bright clove, wheat, and sweet yeast. Pear and green apple. Crisp. There's no discernible alcohol character on the nose.

There's a faint sense of warming booze on the palate but I would have guessed this one clocks in somewhere around 10%. There's plenty of that mellow, sweet yeast that I love in a golden ale. Clove, wheat, pale fruits... really nice.

At 16 percent alcohol, these guys are either liars or magicians.

05-09-2013 00:17:19 | More by yamar68
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jivex5k

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-30-2013 20:41:12 | More by jivex5k
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-05-2014 02:08:47 | More by dtomes
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

06-28-2013 18:19:54 | More by Dreamer
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-20-2013 02:40:08 | More by sgoro
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%

This is a very good beer.
It pours crystal clear golden, with a head that defies the head-killing effects of high-alcohol fermentation. The beer is a proper BSPA-dry and fruity. It has champagne-like qualities with clove, spice, citrus. It finishes remarkable dry and drinkable. Balance is boss here, and it drinks much easier than a 16 percent beer should. Damn good beer from two brothers and a great celebration of honed brewing skills over the course of 16 years.

Get some!

04-23-2013 17:59:54 | More by JohnnyChicago
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RuEXP1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-05-2013 01:21:59 | More by RuEXP1
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +7.3%

First full review...here goes.

A: Clear, more golden than orange, very thin lacing up top after a thin head forms after the pour.

S: Smells ridiculously sweet: hints of apple, pear, clove, and floral, fruity, yeasty, Belgian goodness. More hints of booze as it warms.

T: Quite unlike any Belgian PA I've had...fruity, almost apple ciderish quality to it, topped off with a yeast taste which hits you way more than your average Belgian...with that much supposed alcohol in there, I can only imagine the amount of yeast needed to get this to 16%. Like a Belgian on steroids, Matilda comes to mind. Perfect carbonation for the style, fairly low...really makes you want another sip.

M: Amazingly smooth, especially considering the ABV here.

O: Really enjoyed it, would probably share a bottle with a friend next time instead of to myself. A sipper for sure, especially as it warms up a bit. Almost a wine, or barleywine-ish fruit character to it. If you enjoy the Belgian style, I think this is a must try if you see it. Use with caution.

05-17-2013 05:32:25 | More by sdonegan
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lattydaddy07

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-13-2013 23:27:22 | More by lattydaddy07
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

07-11-2013 16:16:53 | More by JohnK17
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-05-2013 02:13:11 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-11-2013 16:20:02 | More by hopswap1
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tfsimpkins

Florida

5/5  rDev +25.9%

07-22-2013 14:54:53 | More by tfsimpkins
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WKole81

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-25-2013 04:45:02 | More by WKole81
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16th Anniversary Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.