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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
12oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma is of malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and hops. Has a very inviting aroma. Taste starts off with a decent amount of chocolate and some dark fruit. Has a big presence of grassy hops. Backbone is of toasted caramel malt. Lingering taste of hops and slight citrus. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Very well-balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottles from Jubilation. This is a fine, fine beer. Nose is darkish coffee; color is an anemic amber which is the clear weak spot. Flavor is by turns caramel, Cascade hops, apple, fruit skin, toasted malt, coffee. A great brown with a great bite and a very smooth, sweet (almost red) finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Clear copper under a sturdy, light tan head that leaves some nice lace. Caramel and toast up front on the nose, followed by some nice pine and spice. Lightly carbonated medium body, and a clean dry palate. Not as sweet as most brown ales, with some roasty and nutty flavors, but a healthy hop bitterness at the finish. This is a nice brown ale, lots of flavor and a zesty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Kind of a dirty copper color. Smells nice, hops and nutty malt. tastes similar, the hops are very forward and a nice flavor. Finishes a little odd - the sweet malty taste takes over, and almost a stout-esque coffee flavor in there, too. Decent beer - but not very well balanced, IMO. Like someone whisked together an IPA and a Brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Pours a translucent copper with a one finger cream light tan head. The nose manages to deliver some of the forebears of the hop presence, citrusy notes, some grapefruit rind, Simcoe influence, nice sweet caramel malt balance. The flavor is very well balanced. Nice upfront hop character, citrusy and resinous, tastes like Simcoe, some peanut shell flavor (centennial?), good malt balance, sweet caramel. Palate shows a nice bitter presence. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured a clear brown color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid balanced toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1563) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
CASK at ginger Man in NYC. Subtle almost perfumey fruit - peachy. A bit of caramel chocolate and good hop aroma and bitterness. Oddly a bit undefined yet still pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brownish-amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, nuts), moderately hoppy (resin), with notes of toffee and orange peel. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Other than the overdone raw hop aroma, the remainder of the nose is pleasant enough. Fairly bitter, maybe a bit overly so. Nice appearance. Overall a decent beer that hopheads will enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2398) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
a nicely hoppy brown ale. fragrant of hops and grapefruit with the accompanying lightly sweet taste infusion. a brown ale that is not too thick of body it is refreshing a bit tart and tangy but still presents itself with some classic mellow tones of flavor and body, in a word... earthy.quite a nice bitter tang in the finish and matched in a good abv. nice. tap at the market ale house Pittsburgh pa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2009
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear tawny color with a puffy off-white head. Aroma is a very complex balance of bitter and citrus hops mixed with some caramel malts and nuts. Flavor is chocolate at the start that gives way to the bitter and flowery hops, then moves to a smooth and lightly roasted finish with hints of caramel. Aftertaste has some dry and bitter hops. Very interesting.

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