Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale | Stone Brewing

BA SCORE
85
very good
328 Ratings
Bottleworks 13th Anniversary AleBottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
When it came time to brew Bottleworks' 13th anniversary beer, we turned to Stone to brew this behemoth. "The Matts" traveled down to San Diego in December to help create this 13-hop, 13-grain monument to our 13 years of selling great craft beer!

13 Grains
Pale 2-R • White Wheat • Aromatic • Weyermann Chocolate Rye • Light Munich • Brown Crisp • Oats • Crisp Light Crystal • Caramunich • Baird's Chocolate • Lightly Peated • Simpsons Dark Crystal • Crisp Amber

13 Hops
Bravo • Target • Columbus • Cascade • Delta • Warrior • Magnum • Apollo • Calypso • Perle • Galena • Chinook • Mt. Hood

Added by NWer on 03-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
328
Reviews:
118
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
13.87%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
49
For Trade:
2
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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Shared by CurtisMcArthur at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013.

Looks like room temperature black coffee with a few bubbles.

Smells like dusty gravel and wet cardboard.

Taste is typical Stone hop profile but greatly diminished and confused, some decent smoky malt character, this is okay but not great, probably a little better when fresh. Can more or less enjoy a small pour but wouldn't care for any more.

Mouth is a little undercarbed but not awful.

This tastes like someone put about 13 grains and 13 hops into a beer and then sat on it too long before opening it--oh wait.

5.6/10

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- black color, very thin head

Smell- chocolate, malt, coffee

Taste- chocolate, malt, coffee

Mouthfeel- medium to full bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. I might buy it again. I would definitely drink it again. I don't think it is their best beer but still pretty good.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

220z bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a two-finger golden-latte colored head that lingers at the one-finger level
S: A fairly straight-forward caramel-malt base with a noticeable hops influence and tropical fruits joining for the ride
T: Roasted malt, some coffee, come toffee, some hops/spice. Tasty, well-rounded and balanced
M: Creamy, smooth-drinking, balanced as not a hint of the 11%abv shows. Creamy and easy to sip
O: Stone wins again; I've not had a Bottleworks but kudos to whatever they added to the mix & I will have to visit the next time I'm in CA

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Bottleworks 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone Brewing
3.75 out of 5 based on 328 ratings.
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