13th Anniversary Ale | Central Coast Brewing

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Brewed by:
Central Coast Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by DovaliHops:
Photo of DovaliHops
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks Phil! Pours a dark brownish-red color with a medium-large tan head that hangs around for a little. Scent is somewhat smokey with a lot of pine and some dark fruits. A bit of brown sugar and some alcohol. Taste was initially VERY awful to me...Then I gave it a little time. Slowly, sip after sip...it grew on me. Still not a great beer. Overly salty...the wrong kinda smoke. It did have some nice dark fruit flavors, but it was kinda a mess IMO. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied with light carbonation. Drinkability is not very high. Overall, I'm fortunate to have had a beer with such a small bottle count, but I was not impressed at all.

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Photo of MrTopher
3.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared this 750ml bottle with a friend (peacebone116) his wife and my wife at Central Coast Brewing. Served from the bottle into tulip glasses.

A – Dark raisin color with a dark mahogany head that had some decent retention.

S – Lost of dark fruit in the nose, there is sweet malt also blend around the dark fruits.

T – Very similar to the nose, dark fruits like raisin and prune. There is some spices also, but had to pin point which ones. The malt is of a dark sweet flavor and just adds to the complexity.

M – Decent, a little thinner than I was expecting but still decent.

O – I was a decent beer, nothing spectacular.

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Photo of hahahadave
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a delightful beer. Color is hassle brown with a hint of red almost clay as I can best describe it.

The head of the beer traps aroma and gives little as far as flavor.

The taste is sweet, crisp and mild hops give a full body to each swig.

Hops fade leaving first woody then sweet flavor.

Overall a great beer to enjoy in the late-afternoon or early evening outdoors when weather is mild. Always enjoyable in comfortable surroundings.

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Photo of phichifiji00
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a mahogany hue, 1 finger thick tan head, moderate lacing.

Smell: hoppy, citrus, pine resin.

Taste: slightly tart, hoppy, pine resin, citrus, red fruit, slightly smokey.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly tart.

Overall: a good barley wine. well balanced. good drinkability.

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13th Anniversary Ale from Central Coast Brewing
3.35 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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