20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale
Great Divide Brewing Company

20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale
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From:
Great Divide Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.63%
Ratings:
249
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 10, 2019
Added:
Mar 27, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  28
SCORE
84
Good
20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale
Notes: None
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3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

This is something that has been in the cellar for a while so this seemed like a good time. Interesting multi tone colored body with little head and plenty of sediment. Nose is musty and spicy with plenty of funk. Nice hit of yeast in an otherwise mellow and relaxed palate. Really solid bread and butter note, with yeast and clove in the aftertaste. I like the relaxed, low carb texture that doesn't betray much alcohol flavor but it isn't really accurate to style. Tasty little relic though, with aged complexity.

Oct 10, 2019
 
3.77 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York on Apr 26, 2019
 
4.85 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma on Nov 08, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Cursed 22oz format bottle poured into 12oz goblet. Poured a hazy bright gold color, with just the thinnest cap of white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma was right where I like it; lots of yeast spice, some solid, but subtle grains, and that "something" that makes me like the Belgian styles so much.

The flavor, however, didn't quite match up. The yeasty spice was there, and some soft grains, but the overall package wasn't quite what it might have been. Maybe it sat too long, which would be my fault.

The body was semi-full and smooth, and had a nicely semi-dry finish.

Drinkability was great, Iwouldn't mind having another couple a 22's of this. Overall, a very nice brew, and one I suspect would have been even more impressive if I had gotten to it sooner.

Mar 18, 2018
 
3.78 by edthehead from New York on Dec 28, 2017
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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rajendra82 from Georgia

Found this on the shelves of my local liquor store after having aged a bit over three years. Couldn't resist the temptation. The beer came out nice and bubbly, and hazy, pale golden body looked right at home in a Duvel tulip, The head was two fingers thick, and had a dense consistency. The smell of the beer was sweet, giving off banana, bubblegum, and red delicious apple aromas. The taste was much blander than expected, perhaps due to the age. The sweetness was indistinct with a tinge of vinousness, and there was no hop presence. The body also felt very thin, and experience lacked much complexity. Glad that this was a cheap thrill.

May 15, 2017
 
3.75 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Feb 26, 2017
 
4 by freewill35 from Indiana on Feb 19, 2017
 
3.96 by IckyT2012 from Florida on Feb 04, 2017
 
3.5 by ROGUE16 from Delaware on Oct 05, 2016
 
3.5 by archero from Texas on Aug 16, 2016
 
3.86 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Jul 23, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Aged 2 years. Tannish light yellow color with lots lasting white head. A lot of Belgium yeast and some banana. Slight sweet tangy very slight banana with that good Belgium yeast. Smooth medium body with light carbonation. Pretty damn good.

May 02, 2016
 
3.85 by VABA from Virginia on Mar 16, 2016
 
4.1 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Mar 13, 2016
 
4.26 by RBuckley73 from Nevada on Dec 21, 2015
Photo of NickSMpls
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NickSMpls from Washington

Sea-foam head over pale yellow, straw colored pour. Slightly hazy, more soif you the swirl & pour. Were told this style ages well, so we braved buying a beer bottled in March '14 for Dec'15. It seems so, as the taste was clean and still a complex mix of fruit, spice and chablis wine. Light carbonation and a dry finish. We're now out hunting for the 21st edition.

Dec 12, 2015
 
4 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Dec 01, 2015
 
3.99 by mush from Illinois on Nov 29, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LADaveBN from California

Pours a straw color with half a finger of white head. Little lacing down the sides. Nose is Belgian yeast, cut grass, coriander, grape, some citrus. Taste is quite a bit of citrus and Belgian yeast on the front and finishes relatively dry. Feel is crisp with moderate-heavy carbonation. Overall, a nice Belgian pale.

Oct 12, 2015
 
3.77 by YetiMaas from Pennsylvania on Sep 27, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted from draught at Firkin on September 25, 2015. Gold clear medium head nice lacing bazooka joe gum

Sep 25, 2015
 
3.27 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Sep 06, 2015
 
4 by aProtagonist from Georgia on Aug 22, 2015
 
4.09 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jopezu from Georgia

super cloudy bright straw, massive foamy head. nose; belgian yeast, booze, slight white wine. taste; belgian yeast, lemon, pear and grape. light herb (chamomile?) good balance on the tangy yeast and sweet fruit notes. slight pepper and booze touch on the finish. terrific carbonation. nothing that breaks the mold of the typical belgian, but very well balanced, bright on the fruits, and doesn't leave as much of that musty yeast lingering that builds as most belgian progress. an odd choice of style to emblazon the great divide shield for an anniversary release, but as this is the 20th, they probably needed to get out into the weeds a little. =)

Aug 03, 2015
 
4.25 by AGoodStout from Kansas on Aug 01, 2015
 
3.49 by Beer4Baltimore from Maryland on Jul 28, 2015
 
3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 14, 2015
 
3.21 by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota on May 18, 2015
 
4.19 by Eziel from Ohio on May 13, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Hazy straw gold, 1” sudsy white foam cap.
S: grapey, fruity, some Belgian yeast
T: smooth, white wine, light caramel, Belgian yeast, pineapple with some definite citrus notes, orange to lemon without the acid or rind flavors.
F: medium high carbonation, medium body, very fine soft carbonation
O: This is a summer beer well worth repeating.

May 07, 2015
 
3.37 by NoSoup4Me from Texas on May 06, 2015
 
3.69 by jburd19 from Ohio on May 03, 2015
 
4 by paulish from New York on May 02, 2015
 
3.75 by BoljaBoy52 from Texas on Apr 25, 2015
 
4 by krome from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
 
4 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 04, 2015
 
3.69 by Jcarter1221 from Oklahoma on Mar 23, 2015
 
3.45 by deonreds from New York on Mar 21, 2015
20th Anniversary Belgian-Style Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 249 ratings