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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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To celebrate the brewery’s 19th Anniversary, Great Divide’s brewers deviated from previous years’ anniversary ales and developed an entirely new recipe. The label reads, 19th Anniversary Ale isn’t just a wood-aged ale. It’s a compass – a reminder of where we’ve been and where we’re going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation. As we celebrate our 19th year, we hope you’ll join us for the road ahead.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (753) - - JAN 26, 2014
Golden pour with a tine white head. Aroma of syrup, birch bark, caramel. Sweet - Syrup was the first thing I noted when drinking this, Toffee, Wood, alcohol is well hidden. Fuller body. A neat beer, though I’m glad it was split 3 ways.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (587) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Sweet, kind of a brown sugar aroma. Syrupy sweet flavor; caramel, bread, and wood flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. The aroma has notes of wood, toffee, caramel. The flavor is earthy, sweet, caramel, toffee. Slightly warming. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
22oz bottle served in a Dogfish Head IPA glass A - An aggressive pour yields an almost clear honey brass color with a timid white head. High specks and lower spider lacing. S - Coconut shavings, woody, buttery caramel, salty, a quick swirl brings out a bready yeast. T - Very woody upfront with loads of toasted coconut, spicy bitterness on the outside edges, sugar cookies, buttery malts, like crunch n munch light. Spicy alcohol fits in perfectly and really adds to the overall flavor profile. Finishes woody and brisk with a long woody aftertaste. M - Full bodied but in a light silky kinda way, low carbonation has just enough lifting power to provide silky feel. Wow! This is head over heels better than the last 2 anniversary beers GD has put out. The wood is dominate but in a very "non-powering" light way. The sweetness is lightened by the wood pairing with a savory salty/buttery character that really pulls everything together. It’s not trying to be overly complex but succeeds in a simple but complex way.(If that makes any sense) This is a well made and very rounded brew. Happy anniversary Great Divide! Serving type: bottle 08-13-2013

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Sweet and sticky aroma. Medium body with well hidden alcohol. Very sweet, and a bit chewy. Goes down surprisingly well regardless. (from notes)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1447) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
Det här var riktigt gott, å andra sidan är det sällan som Great divide gör mig besviken. Smaken var kraftfull med toner av grapefrukt, mango, lakrits och honung. Kroppen var stabil och balansen klanderfri.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap! Pours a dark gold with a light head. Aroma is sweet of malt. Taste light and creamy with a fruity flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Clear light amber body, medium creamy white head. Aroma is sweet herbal birch sap tones, caramel, rye-like grainy tones, hints of pine and booze. Taste is herbal sap tones, mild wood and pear-like fruitiness, blue cheese, hints of burnt sugar and grains. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Wonderfully modulated and original. Great stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5219) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a golden body with white lacing. Aroma is super sweet and syrupy, lots of sweet malt, vanilla and a light oak character. Mouthfeel is rich and syrupy with notes of vanilla syrup, malt, caramel, maple, sugar, and booze. A little cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (585) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Sweet, smooth, aley, birchy, and earthy-bitter. Pale, cloudy, light-amber colored. I’d rate higher if it didn’t have such an herbal-alcohol bite.


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