Murray's Anniversary Ale 2 (2007) | Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Murray's Anniversary Ale 2 (2007)Murray's Anniversary Ale 2 (2007)
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Murray's Anniversary Ale 2 (2007)Murray's Anniversary Ale 2 (2007)

Brewed by:
Murray's Craft Brewing Co.

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 07-17-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by mulder1010:
Photo of mulder1010
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my review for the AA #2 2007 bottling.
Copy and pasted old review into the correct year.

Found this in a Porters in Lane Cove!!!! only $30 for the 2007 version. Cork was a pain in the butt to get off.

A-- A very dark orange brown color. Like dark rust in a way. With a 1 finger off white head before it settled to a layer of film. No lacing with this at all.

S-- Where to begin. It did have a biscuit smell to this. Was sweet and yeasty. Seemed to have candied sugar, passion fruit, raspberries. Also had some pine and citrus mixed in. Once it warmed it changed to dark fruits and figs. Also smelled the 10% all the way through.

T-- It was jammy, thick, sweet and warm. Still had the yeast quality and the ABV was very apparent in this. The warmed it got it then changed to more of the dark fruit and fig.

M-- Started as passion fruits and raspberries and then changed to dark fruits and fig. Was thick and jammy like as well. Had a sweet and sour in it as well. What I did not like was a burnt flavor in this. was kind of like over cooked fruit or burnt malt in this. Once again the ABV is very apparent in this and at times I thought very harsh and it needs to mellow more. Very little carbonation.

D-- Overall... It is very good, complex and changes as it gets warmer. Probably not the best to drink in the middle of summer but perfect in the fall or winter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MrKennedy
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle from the Sackville Bottleshop. Split 6 ways, into a Fantome tulip.

Looked very similar to the Anniversary Ale 1. Murky, muddy water brown with a lighter side to it around the edges. Poured thicker than the 1, spotty lacing and solid retention of the foam.

More of an oak presence in this to compliment the fig and caramel. Well rounded and the aromas all worked in well together.

Taste had decent oak coming through along with brown sugar, caramel and fig and dark fruits. Considerably complex and held together extremely well.

Big bodied. Think the bigger oak presence helped it. No real booze to it, but still a sizeable beer that was thicker than Anniversary Ale 1.

At its peak. Big, complex, warming and immensely enjoyable to drink. My pick of the 6 vintages. Just wish i had another of the #2, lovely.

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Photo of spicelab
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Much indebted to MrKennedy for sharing, yet again. Tasted as part of an AA1-6 vertical. Reviewed from notes.

As with AA1, deeply hazed treacle-brown body. Decent saffron head retains very nicely, eventually falling to a healthy collar.

Abundant rich brandied malts and savoury honeycomb in a similar vein to AA1, but this time there's a whiff of fuity hops which intertwine with the yeast to contribute a lovely sweet sherbety roundess. Less oak presence than AA1.

Again very similar to the nose. Beautiful jammy, sweet, slightly wooded toffee fondue.

Medium bodied, thin enough to create some holes on the palate. Slightly dusty carbonation and a pleasant mild hoppy bitterness at the finish.

Incredibly cohesive and just brilliant. This has got it going on. Probably my favourite out of 1-6.

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Photo of ADZA
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cherry amber with a one finger non lasting head and rim of boozy lacing, red wine,oak, dried fruits and booze,Full feel with slight carbonation, dried fruits, a touch of shiraz and finished with boozey peaches, overall not bad and will age prob another couple years cheers.

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Photo of dgilks
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Three year old bottle of AA2.

Cloudy mahogany colour with a thick, creamy, light tan head. Great head retention.

Rich raisin, sherry and port aromas with light oak notes and plenty of alcohol.

Malty, bready and a touch bitter. The bitterness is quite earthy. Nice fruity esters and sherry notes.

Full body with low carbonation. Very silky.

A tasty, creamy smooth wheatwine. Age has done no damage here.

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