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19th Anniversary Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: A slightly hazy amber color with a finger of off white head. Low retention and spotty lacing.

S: Toffee, booze, vanilla, and wood.

T: Similar to the smell. A strong bitter bite on the finish that is accompanied by woody and earthy tones.

M: Medium heavy body with a softer carbonation. Body is also sticky, smooth and creamy.

O: Its kind of unusual, but pretty good. The taste is different as it comes in a super sweet wave, and then a bitter earthy wave.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a bomber for $8.99.

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Poured a rusted orange color with only a slight pathetic head that wouldn't pick a fight with me.

S: Smelled like a carnival: Sugary taffy, cotton candy, and caramel corn all rolled into one.

T: I definitely good the wood part... bark and all. Bitter, bitter, bitter, and not in a pleasant way. I didn't find the birch syrup to be that interesting in the slightest.

M: Harsh. Lots of booze and sandpaper-esque notes that boggle the mind and palate. The carbonation was fine though.

O: Heck, this one's pretty cheap. Buy another bottle, bury it in your cellar, and don't even think about it for 10 years.

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19th Anniversary Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 384 ratings
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