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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 10, Great British Beer Festival, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, England.

Clear dark amber color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, coffee, light roasted, moderate to light light heavy hoppy. Flavor is moderate to lihgt heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, resin, fruity acidic. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100803]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2010
Cask@GBBF2010. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, nectar, earth and mild sweet malty notes as well. Flavour is sweet malts, some fruits, nectar and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2009
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Deep copper colour, mid-sized coarse head. Tpasty with plenty of orangey hops. Dry with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Dusty orangey hops grow in intensity to bring immense bitterness. Conbines roasty malt with citrusy hops really well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2010. Pours a clear brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and coffee aroma with hoppy hints. Slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel finish with a long hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3rd August 2010. GBBF
Clear broen beer. Suddy tan head. A little hop on the nose. Dry palate. Spicy grapefruit hop and some grassy notes. Underneath is some caramel malt. Dry finish with bitterish aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2010
CASK at BSF GBBF 2010 ... brown ... light toffeee malt nose ... dry bitter toffee malt ... little woody ... soft low bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask gravity at GBBF 2010. Deep chestnut colour. Thin beige head. Some brown malts on aroma. Nicely balanced in the mouth. Good condition. Decent. Bit of toffee. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, coconut, vanilla, roasted malt, and citrus. Flavor of caramel, citrus, light pine, and roasted malt with a somewhat dry, moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11853) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a light brown color with a thick, creamy khaki head. S: Lots of toasted malt with a bit of toffee and nuts. A light earthy hop note to it with some hints of coffee. Slightly sweet with molasses and bread. Perhaps not as hoppy as I expected for an "India" anything. T: Lots of toasted malts with a slight roast and coffee flavor. Some bitter dark chocolate and some light nut flavor. Again, not too much in the way of hop character. Somewhat earthy with a bit of faint citrus. M: Medium bodied with a creamy carbonation and mouthfeel. O: Certainly better than many of the other Boulder beers, but by no means great.


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