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RATINGS: 458   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (227) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a dark copper with very little head. Really nice grassy grapefruit aroma. Some malty sweetness is balanced by the hops in the middle but a soft roasted quality exists in the finish. Just enough resin lays on the tongue at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krumbum (533) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Brown lightly transparent appearance with a big white head. Light malted scents. IT has a thin body a malted mellow balance that fades quick. This was on nitro tap so it added a nice creaminess to the texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
In short: A sweet brown ale. Meh.
How: Nitro-tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill, Burlington VT.
The look: Clear copped body by a medium beige head.
In long: The very discreet nose only offers mild toasted cereals notes with distant nuttiness. In mouth the beer offers a standard mouthfeel with medium body and medium carbonation. Taste has a solid malt backbone, strong toastiness, peanut shells, baguette crust, caramel. Shy leafy hops. This beer is described as a hoppy brown ale but to me this was pretty much the opposite, this is a brown ale on the sweet side of the style. This was pretty much the exact opposite of what I was hoping it would be, like when I thought my wife wrote me a long love letter and after reading the first paragraph I googled the meaning of “irreconcilable differences” and realized it really wasn’t a long love letter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft: Poured a brown color with an off white head. Aroma is toasted malts and nuts. Taste is nice hops mixed with nutty roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JUL 6, 2013
Had a taste of this on tap from Alexandrias in Findlay on nitro. Tasty, if a little lightweight from the nitro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steelhead3686 (252) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a clear, dark brown with a medium mocha head. It has a mostly roast aroma with a hint of citrus. The taste is medium on both bitter and sweet. It has a medium to full body with a light, thin texture. This is a very enjoyable beer and it wouldn’t mind grabbing one should I find it available at a bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3572) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours a nice clear cinnamon brown with a thick and rather persistent fluffy wheat head. Malty aroma has hints of cloves and caramel and a snip of yeast. Malty flavor has firm notes of hay, cloves, caramel and resin, plus nutty and earthy hints. Texture is smooth and a little thin but fairly fizzy, leaving a rather hoppy finish. May this give you pleasant flashbacks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Nitro draft at the Khyber. Dark orange brown with a huge off-white head. Nice lacing. Spicy brown ale. Chai tea. Big Cascade hop flavors. Tobacco. Dry leaves. Medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (2223) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Draft at Old Chicago. Pours a medium brown color with a thick creamy that fades very slowly. Looks like a nitro beer but I was told it’s not. Aroma is creamy with some light caramel malt and floral hops. Taste is very creamy, I can’t believe this is not a nitro beer. Very light roast, light caramel and light flowers. The creaminess kinda take over this beer. Thick body too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2013
On tap in a lager glass. Pours light brown with a lacy, off white head. Aroma of light caramel malts with a nice floral and lightly citrus hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A good beer for the style with a nice, hoppy finish.

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