Anniversary Ale | Blue Cat Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Blue Cat Brew Pub
Illinois, United States | website

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BedetheVenerable on 03-22-2009

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2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
5.31%
 
 
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Photo of bashiba
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice dark aber with a bit of haze and a nice fluufy off white head.

The smell was light with a bit of grain and pine.

The flavor has a light and toasty malt body and a bit of juniper zip leaving some pleasant bitterness with a touch sourness.

The mouth is light with good carbonation and a bit sticky.

Decent, but not what I would call aniversary special.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: On-tap; 16oz pint glass

Appearance: Dark orange/amber beer with a tight cream cap which soon fades to a thick ring.

Smell: Lightly woodsy hops, mildly fruity esters, almost reminiscent of Ringwood

Taste: Mild woodsy hops, light fruit esters, a fairly clean finish with a nice medium hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth

Drinkability: Pretty high for the abv

Conclusion: Not typically a fan of the style, but this was pretty tasty and it grew on me as I sipped through my pint. It's a nice, simple, well-balanced beer, and while it's nothing extra special, it's definitely worth a try.

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Anniversary Ale from Blue Cat Brew Pub
3.58 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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