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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Flashback Anniversary Ale is an India Brown Ale with 6.8% ABV. This is the first beer we’ve made here that uses one single hop variety (Cascade) in the recipe in five separate additions. The fresh Cascade hop aroma and flavor is perfectly balanced with the dark roasted grains, making Flashback a very unique beer. We’re calling it an India Brown Ale to help illustrate its flavor to the consumer. It’s hoppy like an IPA but dark and roasty like a Brown Ale. Put them together and voila! Flashback at its finest!

We at Boulder Beer Company are SO excited to announce the release of our 30th Anniversary commemorative beer...Flashback Anniversary Ale! Flashback will be available in 4/6/12oz cases, 15.5 gallon kegs and 5.16 gallon kegs. It will be available to ship beginning Monday, May 4th and will be available through September.

Paying homage to our roots and celebrating our milestone 30th Anniversary, we give you Flashback Anniversary Ale, an India Brown Ale single-hopped with five additions of Cascade hops. Citrusy with a prominent hop aroma, Flashback finishes clean, crisp and dry, with dark roasted flavors from the biscuit and chocolate malts perfectly complimenting the bountiful Cascades.

Flash back to 1979 and you’ll find two professors at the University of Colorado in Boulder longing for the full-flavored tastes of the British ales they had grown to love while traveling overseas. Testing the entrepreneurial waters with a little project called a microbrewery, they began brewing and selling a few of their own. There begins the tale of Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s First Microbrewery. From the original Bitter, Porter and Stout recipes that founded our brewery to our exciting new releases, Boulder Beer continues to uphold our tradition of innovation in brewing.

Flashback Anniversary Ale is the 9th Release in our Looking Glass Series of specialty beers. Discover all of our award-winning beers at BoulderBeer.com.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1822) - USA - FEB 6, 2014
Clear amber brown in color... Aroma of citrus hops, brown malts... Hop aroma fairly prevalent... Flavor is really nice, light and crisp body with citrus hops highlighted as the malts are fairly mild, mouthfeel is creamy from the nitro I had it on... Finish is perfect, just a hint of bitterness... Great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (385) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
From memory, brown pour, somewhat sweet, hoppy robust brown ale, medium body, some pine and nuts, unique idea

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (708) - Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear brown with red/ orange hues, off white head. Smells very malty and caramel. Has a very nice sweet maltiness to it, lots of caramel, sweet backbone with a nice hop profile up-front. Really enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2647) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Carmel and toasty aroma. Taste is rich and cocoa flavor but unusually hoppy for a brown ale. Good beer. Had this on draft at boulder beer in Denver airport.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 13, 2014
A deep reddish brown hued body poured out of the bottle. Topped with a sticky long lasting yellowish khaki head. A sweet caramel candy smell is dominant with bits of citrus and pine resin. There is also some biscuit dough. This tastes like burnt biscuits topped off with pine resin. The finish is like licking an ashtray. Way too over the top with the piney hops that have little to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (423) - Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at the "taphouse" at dia. Hoppy and piney at first, some nutty malt character but more like an ipa than a brown ale. Not bad, but not a lot going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10894) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Gravity cask at GBBF 2013, Session 1 - London. Pours clear, golden-brown with a light, white film for a head. The nose has toasty bread and light citrus. Medium sweet flavour with simple bread, faint tang and dried orange. Light to medium in body with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, more bread, faint bitter earth. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (209) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle pours translucent dark ruby brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast with hoppy citrus. Solid bitterness to back the roast malt flavours. Finish stays bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (281) - - NOV 9, 2013
Very tasty beer. Light brown colour, with a thick head which clears a bit too soon. A little fizz.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle. Reddish brown with cream colored head. Aroma is roasted malt and nuttiness. Taste is caramel and coffee and reappeared malt, nuttiness and mineral finish. Tasty.


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