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Anniversary Strong Ale | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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405 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
405
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
81
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 405 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of cyclonece09
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours reddish brown with a fluffy off white head. Smells of grapes with just hints of grain. Tastes of darker grain with slight grapes and very slight citrus. Beer is full bodied and a sipper, but has good carbonation and still goes down fairly easy. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of rab53
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PHBoiler
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not aged particularly well. Fairly thin body. Some raisin and oxidized fruit notes. Not sure what the base really was in terms of style. Mouthfeel doesn't carry the flavors.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my opinion this is just a tiny notch below the great beers of it's style (Westy, Chimay, Rochefort, and St Bernardus). Fromthe aroma to overall mouthfeel everything about this reminds reminds me of the classics.

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Photo of ricoslim
3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Epic lacing from a head that does not want to go away. Big malt-bomb of a nose, creamy with a hint of alcohol. Super smooth, lush full body. Dark sugars, toasted bread, grape skin, and figgy. Modest hopping balances. Warming and drinkable for a thick bodied brew.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.39/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kidzord
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bespin15
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud for sharing, 2013 vintage.

Pours a decent creamy 1/2 finger head that fades slowly, nice lacing, super dark mahogany brown color.

Nose is meh, aged malt but candy malt turned to paper brown malt thing, sweet brown sugar and molasses, vegetal candied root thing, but some decent candy sugar and aged candied dark fruits, fig, over aged malt.

Taste brings sweet malts, candy and toffee, aged dark fruits like raisin and fig, etc. Some bitter spicy hops, earthy slight herbal. Then nutty dark fruits, brown sugar molasses, candied thing, hint of brown paper bag, little leather. Finish is sticky sweet with more dried leather, weird bitter spicy herbal earthy hops, little sweet fruit, briny hops.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb, little syrupy note. Very little booze.

Overall not bad.

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Photo of rudzud
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a clearish chestnut hue with a one finger head that fades to leave light lacing.

S - Aromas of cardboard, sugars, malts, caramel, dark fruit.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, loads of sugar, caramel, malts, dark fruit, raisins, earthy, leather, brown sugar.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, rather sweet.

O - Overall this beer was nicely done. Really tasty strong ale.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tgates
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boyeryan
2.11/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Not my taste in beers

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Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of schmidtmattsays
2.98/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle 3/13/15.

Not sure if this was a poorly cellared bottle or perhaps not meant for aging but got an awful coppery/metallic/zinc finish on the taste. Not enjoyable at all. I have a bottle of my own that I'll open soon to see if it was a bad bottle or a wider issue.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Anniversary Strong Ale from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 405 ratings