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16th Anniversary Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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16th Anniversary Ale16th Anniversary Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: JohnnyChicago on 04-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 22
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a bright gold with a 2 finger white head. Thick lacing remains

Honey, caramel, banana, clove more spice and Belgian yeast.

Sweet caramel, banana, light lemon, lots of spices from the Belgian yeast.

Nice Belgian beer from two brothers. Doesn't drink like its 16% but you notice it's a high abv beer.

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16th Anniversary Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.