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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A massively hopped strong pale ale brewed to celebrate our anniversary each year. Anniversary Ale is light gold to pale orange in color and offers a potent aroma of fresh pine and citrus with some warming alcohols present.The taste is a thick, chewy hop presence only barely contained by balancing malts. The finish is pure hop expression with a moderate warming alcohol sensation. Hops – Columbus, Amarillo and Simcoe; dry-hopped with Columbus and Amarillo. Body – Medium.
Availability – Late Spring / Early Summer Release. Formerly 10.5%.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82 (951) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Intense aroma of spices, citrus, orange peel and a musty perfome edge. Taste of citrus hops, grapfruit, spices and raisens or figs. Gogeous orange colour. Coppy orange thick colour very dark almost red like at the base. Extremely hoppy. low in head and mesmerising finish. Medium to full mouth feel in the long term. One to savour after every sip. Swirl round and the smooth edge comes through. Initially incredibly sharp but smooth on the tongue after a good swirl. Very malty and also dry. Alcohol content is warming. Not a session beer. Recommend. Poured from 75cl bottle into a small goblet. Use goblet to expose the flavours. Seek out. Thank you Beer Merchants.com for selling this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Cloudy orange with a yellow-tinted head. Strong citrus hops aroma. Grapefruity hop flavours, good sweet, raisiny malt balance, quite dry, noticeable alcohol. Full body. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle courtesy of danielcurtis81, vert w/ 2nd anny. Pours cloudy bright orange with minimal white head. Nose is very nice fresh citrus hops, similar to a juicy orange center. Flavor is sharp, crisp citrus hop, and similar to the 2nd anny in taste without the mellowed outness. Some serious mouth watering hops going on here. This is excellent fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
malrubius (2012) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2009
22 ounce bottle in snifter. Pale orange with ring. Orange grapefruit cereal aroma. Orange marmalade sweet fruitiness with assertive piney grassy citrus hop bitter dry finish and slight carbo bite. Slight hint of alcohol. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4309) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
The look is bright color copper, clear, and has an ok off white colored head. The taste is alcohol, hops, pine, and citrus. The smell is hops, pine, caramel, citrus, and good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21914) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2009
Bottled@Oliver Twist (Stockholm). Thanks to the peeps from Ölfrämjandet for sharing. Orangeish golden cllour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet fruity hops along with alcohol, some wood and grass. Flavour is annoyingly sweet of the same as mentioned. Semibitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, frothy white head, somewhat lasting with a good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus, orange), average yeast (sweat) with notes of light alcohol, apple, pear, peach, and pineapple. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light acidity, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at home - shared with Mette - while looking at our new TV !!! Cloudy amber - white head. High fruity, abricot, grape fruity, citric, sweetness, light candy, nice high hoppy, gentle hoppy, caramel, light bitterness. Nice - pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5031) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle: Poured a cloudy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt with bitter hoppy notes. Taste is dominated by hoppy bitter notes with lots of sweet caramel malt- I would have enjoyed this one a lot more if more floral hops would have been used. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no signs of the alcohol. Not bad thought a bit too one-dimensional for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2461) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle. Nice fruity and sweet hops with a bitter grape finish, balanced with burned and sweet malt


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