Anniversary XVI | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Anniversary XVIAnniversary XVI

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by watermelonman on 11-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by watermelonman:
Photo of watermelonman
4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This poured to a bright yellow and gold with a small head that lasted well. Lace is minimal.

Esters and apples come through strong in a very appealing smell. As this thing warms, the flavors really improve. Malt is light up front, then apple comes through strong and lasts through the finish. Hops keep it balanced but are not assertive.

The mouthfeel seems thin when it's cold. This improves as the beer warms, and it becomes surprisingly solid for something based on apples. Drinkability is huge for the alcohol content.

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Photo of rudylaw
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at Quenchers North Coast tasting tonight. Served from a 1.5L bottle.

A beautiful golden color with a fluffy white head that remained faithful.

An apple orchard in a snifter. The hop character has all but faded but the maltiness really compliment the apples well. Tastes crisp, light considering the ABV and refreshing. Bubbly.

Only had about a 2.5oz pour, but I could easily have polished off a few of these. Big thanks for this surprise at the end of a great night of tasting!

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Photo of t0rin0
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Anniversary XVI from North Coast Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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