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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10238) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"crisp and tart are the first two words that come to mind. refreshing is the next. Very cider like, and not too heavy on the belgian spiciness, this was a great "light" 8% brew. well done."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Sampled bottled at Man Land, Portland
Pale yellow, moderate carbonation. White head, small lacing. Nose of small Belgian yeast & citrusy carbonation. Cider flavors with lots of dryness & alcohol. Lots of farmhouse character with a bite of tart cider. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Poured a clear light straw color with a medium white head. Aroma of tart apple with much lighter aromas of malt and yeast. Flavor tastes like apple cider (not hard cider), light malt and a spiced/bitter finish. Tastes like coriander. Light body with well hidden alcohol. Warming sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Pale gold with a huge head then nothing. Lively carbonation. Yeasty and bitter aromas with some spices. Tart apples in the nose as well. Warm biscuit flavors with some spices. Alcohol and apples with dough. Some champagne qualities. Bubbly, crisp and light. Finishes with apples and alcohol.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
Golden with a nice medium head. Aroma is citrusy and fresh apple. Tastes sweet with some apple, although a little thin and noticeable booze. Finishes kind of sweet. Seems to green or else unbalanced. Almost like a thin ephemere apple.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - 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.

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