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RATINGS: 453   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A great beer, is perfect for those who love IPA’s and even those who don’t like hops and like brown ale’s. It is a perfect combination of flavors and aromas. Amazng with food especially barbeque. I have not been able to get this on draft yet, but I have found it in bottles in Reno, Wholefoods, Ben’s, Total Wine, Craft wine and Beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mnurda (1117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Could be my newest favourite beer and style. Bottled sample. Absolutelyl loved it

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mesperon (205) - Hillsdale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2009
This is a great beer. Although not the best I’ve ever had, it may be m favorite. Nice and dark brown, a shade below transparent, nice light tan head. Aroma has a beatiful mix of heavy hops and a nice dark roast. Hops are very prominant on the palate with a nice heavy malt to balance them. A bt heavy-handed, but still very drinkable,and very interesting and complex.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtheye (12) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Nice cross between a porter (I guess they say brown) and an IPA. Will buy again ... I hope it becomes a permanent addition to their line.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Poured from the bottle I know boulder is good with hippy beers so I think this will be good. Aroma is great! Way hoppier then any brown. Flavor is also nicely bittered with hops. Overall what a great brown, you can still smell and taste the maltiness of the brown, but it also has nice hopping that sets out apart from other browns in a really good way.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
BEautiful chestnut brown in color with a nice light tan head and nice carbonation. Slightly medicinal caramel aroma. Rich and malty, very full bodied, with a nice layer of chocolate, caramel and biscuit. The hops are a bit tamer than expected, citrus is present, but never overpowering. Some bitterness at the finish. Props to you, a tremendous beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2009
#1800 - Dark coppery brown, creamy light tan head with great lacing. Milk chocolate truffles and toasted caramel aromas swirl on soft layers of vanilla-coconut and earthy citrus. Rich toasted malt bill with caramelized vanilla bean and roasted chocolate nuttiness balancing on a foundation of citric earth hoppiness. Hints of dark fruit peek through at room temperature, but overall this beer is very well integrated from start to finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, lightly bittersweet finish. A true surprise here as I was not expecting such a multifaceted brew. The sad part….I only bought one bottle…

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerFanDan17 (979) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July ’09. Sweet, malty, and a load of hops. A great balance and almost a Belgian style ale than a brown. One of my favorite of the festival.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Aroma - very floral, citrus, touch of malt; Appearance - brown, thick creamy head, great lacing; Taste - malty front, hop flavor blends nicely in the back, long bitter finish; Palate - smooth mouthfeel, excellent body; Overall - extremely well built, balanced, great anniversary brew!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2009
(br-btl yw/pu-lbl)

lct-cpr, ribg-wh-hd, med-full-body, med-co2.
sweet-crml-malt, citrus-hops.
lots of flavor hops but bittering-hops are well balanced out, so it’s very hoppy but not overly bitter.


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