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Carolina Brewery Anniversary Ale

Carolina Brewery Anniversary Ale
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In celebration of the Carolina Brewery’s 10th year, we are proud to roll out our Anniversary Ale brewed in the style of the Trappist Monks of Europe. It is malty and refreshing with a light hop addition for minimum bitterness. By using traditional Belgian malts and yeast, this beer has its own unique aromatic qualities. Since much of its flavor is derived from the authentic yeast strain it is gently filtered to prevent the delicate flavors from being stripped away. As is the custom in Belgium and the Netherlands, a touch of dried orange, cumin and coriander is added to round out the flavor.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3483) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Chapel Hill. Topped with an orange slice, awesome. Hazy yellow in color with a small white head and some good lacing. The aroma is rather typical, wheaty with orange peel (or maybe that’s just the orange) and spices, with coriander and grains of paradise standing out. Wheaty on the flavor and rather citric. Lemon and orange are big, with grains of paradise, coriander, and cumin evident. Medium-light bodied and rather easy-drinking with average carbonation. Not a bad beer considering the style. Was one of the least flawed beers I had at this brewpub.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2011
16th Anniversary Brew, but based on description it seems like the same beer. Hazy yellow pour with small white head, served with an orange. Aroma of citrus, coriander, some hops and spices. Flavor was more citrus, spicy hops, and finish was thin but good. Basically Blue Moon with slightly more flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3372) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Sampled at GABF. Pours Yellow. Aroma is spicey, bubblegum. Pretty nice. Flavor is light, hoppy and spicey. Not spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2008 Thanks to Sean for this! Description said anniversary lager, not wit. I entered a separate entry, however it was deleted. Dark pour fluffy tan head. Malty flavor with hints of hops and fresh bread.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
Cloudy Yella, Finely bubbled white head. Is that right? "Finely Bubbled"? I dunno, it just sounds funny. At any rate, yeasty, spicy bready aroma, with perhaps a little bit of banana. Flavor is also yeasty and fruity, with some spicyness, as well. Nice and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2663) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Pint , several actually, at brewpub. Passed on the fruit slice option, yeasty citrusy scent with little coriander & straw. Cloudy golden orange color, good fluffy white head that faded quickly to a hazy top, good lacing. Bitter tart flavor like aroma, but with some grassy & cardboard flavors too. I get a slightly metallic taste as I swallow. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish, Tasty easy to drink wit. I was surprised that Jon choose this as his anniversary brew as a lot of brewers nowadays would of gone for an imperial this or barrel aged that. Good job

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2007
TAP. Fizzy small white head that dissapated soon after arrrival. Citrus yellow-orange hazy color. I had had trouble finding aroma ( I was at the brewpub and this could have effected). Flavor was also very light, some bubblegum with some sugar sweet. HInt of peat flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2006
On tap. Bubbly, hazy orange-yellow. Yeast, grain, and grass flavors come through well, but sweetness and citrus sourness are artificial, slightly candy-like. Spices are nearly nonexistent. Decent dry finish, but simple overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. This year is the 11th Anniversary of the brewery, but the beer I drank seems to match the commercial description from the 10th anniversay so I assume it’s the same recipe. Hazy yellow-orange color with bubbly white head. Served with an orange slice. Smells of sweet bread, citrus, and yeast. Nice yeasty and cereal grain flavors accented by orange and coriander undertones.


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