Silver Jubilee - 25th Anniversary Ale | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Silver Jubilee - 25th Anniversary AleSilver Jubilee - 25th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GCBrewingCo on 09-22-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
116
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
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5
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Poured into a Riedel tulip. The pour kicks up a pretty ridiculous fluffy near-white head. The liquid is a cloudy pale orange with lots of bubbles.

Aroma is super fruity - lots of citrus, dried lemons, cardamom, etc. Classic saison aroma with some extra citrus.

Taste is cardamom, lemons, bread, and lots of other little flavors that I can't really identify. Nice and complex. Aftertaste is slightly funky, with bread and citrus coming out some more.

Mouthfeel is wonderfully soft and light-bodied, with tons of carbonation.

Overall, really great saison - nothing radically departing from classic saison attributes, but executed perfectly!

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Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of chrismilner20
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of zerocrane
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of kingmaker
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My wife sure knows how to pick 'em. Served in a snifter on Mother's Day.

A: A cloudy golden. Very little head. Light lacing. Lots of sediment in the bottom of the glass.

S: Apricots, Belgian yeast. A bit of cloves and banana.

T: Fruity. Mangos. A beer/champagne hybrid. Sparkling. Yeasty. A tad sour. A dry, hoppy finish. The longer it sits, the smoother the taste.

M: Light to medium with low carbonation.

O: A rustic, old world taste; like a real ale. Glad I saved it for a nice occasion.

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Photo of cvm4
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden orange with a 2 finger white head. No real lacing and the head dissipated quickly.

S - Pears, green grapes and may'be some bready/malty characteristics.

T - It's sweet and tart at the same time. Think citrus fruits along with lemon tartness. Nothing really dominates as it's a great meddling of flavors.

M - Light body along with light carbonation. It's effervescent and dry.

O - This bottle must have been stored properly because it seems to be peaking. I could see how another 6-12mths could push this one past its prime. It's very enjoyable if you love a citrusy, almost funky saison that borders on the sweet side.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this bottle!

Sure, it's been a few years, but we'll see how this stuff is doing regardless. It pours a cloudy golden amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises dry wheat, light horse-blanket-y funk, clove, banana peel, light orange peel, and light cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, along with an extra sprinkling of cinnamon. A nice touch. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a surprisingly solid saison, one I wouldn't mind revisiting again just to see if it continues to come up strong.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dcloeren
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes

Poured a murky orange with 2.5 fingers of white soapy head that receded down to a thin layer. This beer was a lot more opaque than I was anticipating...

Smells very enticing! Great notes of tropical fruit and maybe a hint of peach with some musty barnyard funk and a solid belgian yeast backbone. Somehow it still smells better... but in a good way

Tropical must barnyard fruit with a very delicious Belgian yeast aftertaste. A little on the sweet side, but still tasty.

Medium to light body with just the right amount of carbonation. Drying aftertaste

Overall, a very tasty beer. Lacked some bitterness in my opinion but it hit the nail on the head in all the other areas. Great beer to celebrate 25 years

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Photo of Jwale73
3.41/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Thirstybird for sharing. 500ml bottle served in a Bells tulip. Pours a bright golden orange with a half inch bright white head that dissipates into a soapy skim and a bubbly band. Nose expresses citrus, a bready/biscuity quality, wet cardboard and a suggestion of Noble hops. Taste reveals pale malts, Noble hops, citrus and more of the bready/bisucity character present in the nose, but fortunately less of the wet cardboard. Moutfeel is light-medium with a mild carbonation. This beer seems to be a bit past its prime and doesn't really resonate as much of a Saison. Overall, just meh.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved as a great extra from a kindly trader. I had never even heard of this one before. Served into a snifter.

nice golden amber color with a huge, towering head of white that refused to part ways no matter what you did. Really just superb looking with tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and a rich and proper looking appearence. Nice elements of light clove, peach, hints of grain and fresh grasses and a nice little spicey punch to it. Warming brings out the wonderful light tart notes through the air that carry over so well into the flavor. Not over done at all, in fact it seemed to fit perfectly as the mellow sourness played off of the rich grainy and frsh flavor.

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Photo of JamnesCameron
4.57/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received from Cuzco in the Blind BIF #3, thanks Nate. Wow, what a surprise!

Poured into a New Belgium glass.

Pours a cloudy, light golden color with orange highlights. Has big fluffy head that drops quickly to a wisp of foam.

Aromas of slight sourness, lemons, a light musty woodiness.

First sip is a slight sweetness, dry and malty, with a good balanced bitterness. Some lemony tartness as it warms a bit. A little alcohol bite, but not a harsh heat. A little funk as well. Nothing too big about this beer, several flavors coming through, but nothing really dominates, everything is in balance.

Mouthfeel is medium, with a pleasing bitterness on the finish. Dry and thirst quenching.

Overall drinkability is very good. Nice pleasing beer, nothing too big about it. Outstanding belgian farmhouse beer.

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Photo of 7ways
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dull sugar pumpkin orange and quite hazy. Nice thick white head. Lace is present.

Smells oaky, funky, and a little tart and sweet. Pretty vinous, specifically Chardonnay.

Spice and lemon dominate the front end. Peach, grape, and alcohol accompany some extremely well preserved hop bitterness. Slightly bitter (grape skin) and more Chardonnay on the finish. I'm sure the malt had something to offer at one time, but this is all about the esters now. I'm willing to bet that this has benefited from age.

Very Belgian feel, quite effervescent and yeasty and dry. Goes down well; this beer screams to be paired with a nice meal, maybe broiled snapper or chicken picatta. Similar to oh, I don't kow, Chardonnay?

I wish the bottle was more than 500mL.

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Photo of mrkrispy
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened in October 2009, reviewed with notes.

Pours a wonderful shimmering golden, surprisingly clear based on the monster frothy head foaming up. No haze.

Substantial citrus and floral aroma, with some lemon zest and bits of spice.

Moderate body, refreshing, a lot going on. Quite impressive for its age. Some spice and lemons everywhere, farmhouse character (not bugs), bit of herbal characteristic that isn't quite in place. Slight hop and bitter aftertaste, nice surprise. Lingering twinge of apples and green pear.

Beer held up tremendously, sublimated in to several interesting components....the slight herbal quality was a turn off personally. The shocking amount of froth some how didn't detract from the mouthfeel. Enjoyable, refreshing, too bad I don't have a few more in the cellar.

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Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stumbled across this beer at Marcello's in Lafayette. It was marked way down in price, and it was closing time, so I took a gamble. I didn't realize til I was back at the hotel the actual age of the beer. "Uh oh" was my first thought.
I poured the beer into a Sam Adams perfect pint (acquired at Philippe's Wine Cellar). The cork resounded with a loud pop and a touch of vapor / smoke issued from the bottle.
The beer poured a deep, burnished gold, with a massive three fingered head of big, pillowy foam. The head stuck around for a long time, and faded down to a very respectable cap of foam. Big gobs of sticky lace stuck to the edges of the glass, and a fountain of carbonation bubbles issued from the bottom of the glass. This is quite a nice beer to look at.
The aroma is cidery, with a tart, fresh apple aroma, hints of pear, flowers, and dry white wine.
The taste of the beer hints at rich sweet malt, but yanks it away moments later with a dryness and a slight cidery flavor. A slight bitterness, and a slightly sweet finish. Apples are tasted long after the last sip. Nice complexities in this beer.
Again, the carbonation of this beer is excellent and the feel is good.
Overall, a very drinkable beer, given it's age. A very pleasant surprise. This beer has grown on me as I've drank it. I'll probably go and buy several more for home. The price was great and the beer drank very well.

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Silver Jubilee - 25th Anniversary Ale from North Coast Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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