19th Anniversary Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
19th Anniversary Ale isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass – a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation.

Added by Jason on 04-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
384
Reviews:
69
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.65%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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2.17/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Gold amber with a white collar.

I don't know what went wrong with this one--I think maybe it isn't right.

Smell is parmesan, corn, grapefruit.

Taste is that crisped up parmesan that fell off the pizza onto the baking tray.

This is downright funky and pretty bitter. Dry yet slick. Blech!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle.
Appearance: Orange. Crystal clear. Super thin head.
Smell: sweetness. Maple syrup and a bit of alcohol. All aroma is faint.
Taste: Caramel, maple syrup, a little vanilla, alcohol,
Mouthfeel: medium to medium low carbonation. Medium body. Sweet. Warming alcohol notes.
Overall: I like this beer. Big and a little sweet. It's a sipper. Would buy again if it is available.

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3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber bottled on 14 May 2013. Poured slightly hazy copper with a decent head, but there is very little lacing.

Aroma: sweet with hints of soft, ripe fruits and wood chips. The high ABV is rather apparent here although hidden in both the flavor and feel.

Flavor: Not what I expected: more soft than harsh, less woody and with more subtle effects of the birch syrup. Lightly sweet into the mildly bitter-sweet aftertaste. Well-balanced and easy drinking, especially for >10% ABV. More depth and complexity than expected. Best in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel: smooth, full body with partially hidden alcohol, but ultimately warming.

O: a refined, satisfying, unique and interesting American Strong Ale that is worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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