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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Anniversary XVI has a distinctly Belgian character having been fermented with an antique Belgian yeast strain. The beer is fermented of wort brewed from Pilsen malts with additions of California apple juice and Belgian candi sugar. This technique produces an extremely pale beer with a rich champagne-like quality in both the flavor and the mouth feel.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours a pale yellow color with a white head. Aroma is malty, honey, sugar, and green apple. Flavor is malty, honey, sugar, green apple, and some alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
Thanks to Dr. Bill for sharing at a gathering he held at his house. It poured a yellow color with a foamy white head. The flavor had a lot of apple juice-like notes in it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
Date: 04/03/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta

Appearance: hazy dark yellow, frothy white head,
Aroma: sweet fruity malt aroma with a nice tart apple character,
Flavor: sweet apple flavor backed by a lot of honey sweetness, just a touch of the apple tartness, light spicyness, touch of bitterness from the spicyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Very effervescent apple and honey nose with a touch of vanilla and citrus. Mildly astringent mouthfeel with a huge level of carbonation. Acidic and lingering tart finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours a golden clear hue wih a thick head. Aromas of apples, yeast and honey. Medium bodied with flavors of apples, yeast. A light belgian cider.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2006
The aroma had light fermented fruit, apples, sllight malt notes, and citrus. The beer poured a light yellow color w/ slight head and very slight lacing. The flavor had apple juice and malt notes, with slight citrus. THe mouthfeel was light and creamy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2006
I hope this is the right beer, because my bottle had a green label, unlike the one to the left. Anyway, pours cloudy gold with a huge white head. A lot of carbonation. Looks and smells like a tripel, but with apples and some wheat aromas. The taste is the same; sweet with candied sugar and yeast, with a cider bite and hefe-like undertones. Very light, but the apples get more prevalent as the beer warms, to the point of getting a little nauseating. Its worth trying, but I don’t think this will be making a return appearance in my fridge.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2006
Maybe it’s because of all the big beers that I was sampling at the Vintage Ale Fest that caused this to seem relatively uninteresting, but it struck me as a light, spritzy golden Belgium ale with no remarkable qualities. Very light and sugary sweet with soft malts and a dash of apples, it had a light yet crisp finish. The strong abv was certainly well masked. Okay.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pours with a golden body topped by a thick, white head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet adn sugary with a slight grassiness. Light bodied, dry and crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Rating from old notes. Don’t remember the date, but I had it with Goldtwins, so maybe around March 05. Pale clear gold pour with white head. Big aroma of apples. Flavor was tart apples and corriander. Light body and dry, with a bit of a bitter finish.


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