15th Anniversary Ale | Empyrean Brewing Company

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Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by swid on 03-28-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Empyrean's 15th Anniversary Ale pours a deep amber color into my pint glass. Atop the clear sits a 1/2", off-white head that slowly dissipates. Low carbonation, moderate lacing. The smell of this beer is dominated by the malts; a generalized fruity aroma is noticed first, then the malty sweetness, then the alcohol sweetness; finally, a moderate amount of citrus from the hops.

The taste of this beer, like the aroma, is predominantly sweet. The initial taste has a grape/prune sweet flavor; after a little bit, the hops take over, imparting a moderate grapefruit citrus taste. At the same time, a grassy sweetness is also evident. The alcohol only adds a modest sweet dryness at any particular time. The mouthfeel is full, sweet, and slightly dry; finishes with a sweet citrus crispness.

In summary, this is a scary drinkable beer; its alcohol content is hidden extremely well. While it's not the most flavorful big beer out there, it's one of the most drinkable on a regular basis, and that's saying something. Have a pint or two before it's gone forever.

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15th Anniversary Ale from Empyrean Brewing Company
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