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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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%.


Patjeadam's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Patjeadam (143) - - JUL 10, 2014
Very hoppy, quick bitter, many floral notes, slightly caramel under the bitter. Grows. Recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1441) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
This is obviously an Old bottle. Galatea sells Old bottles and shows blatant disregard for the customer and the brewery. The nose has marmalade, alcohol, bit dusty and tired hops, resin and earth. Obviously more aromatic when fresh. Hazy golden colour, medium white head, some lacing. Big bite, heavily sweet ABV well integrated. Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming and sweet finish. I blame the importer that the Beer didn't get a higher grade.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1837) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma is fruity and has loads of piney hops. Flavor is heavy bitter, medium sweet and fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (2014) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
1pt 6 fl oz bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Pours a hazy orange amber colour with a white foam head leaving lacing. Nose of spicy tangerine, fruity mango, hop resin. Flavour is malt caramel, sweetish, mango, with citrus grapefruit and pine hoppy grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry earthy warm boozy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gr_pa (192) - siemianowice, POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
Cloudy, lots of hops swimming, nice head. Sweet aroma, pineapple, carqmel. Medium body, sweet. Lots of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokestereo (155) - SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2015
Pours dark amber woth s medium sized white head. Aroma; hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, caramel with some pine and resin and bread notes. Flavours; bread, grapefruit, citrus with a bitter malt with honey finish..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
g_georgiou (418) - CYPRUS - OCT 31, 2015
Hazy orange body with a medium white head. Aroma is strong grapefruit. So strong that almost instantly a fruit fly fell in my glass. Caramel, malt, hops. Taste is sweet and heavy bitter. Oily texture, soft carbonation, warm alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (337) - DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
bottle, 11.0% abv. cloudy orange amber colour. very dry and hoppy. alcohol noticeable but not unpleasant. very drinkable despite its high abv.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1531) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 17, 2015
Deep orange with a firm head. Aroma is resins, fruits, pine, citrus. Easy for the abv on the tongue, long bitter finish, really impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhatton (241) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours cloudy orange with ample white head. Amazing smell of grapefruit and light citrus, very inviting. Huge juicy hop flavors of citrus, pine, and some caramel malt. Dry finish with long-lasting bitter pine taste. Excellent IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (322) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 65cl bottle served in a shaker. Deep orange/amber colour with a pillowy white head which lasts throughout and some good lacing. Aroma upfront is juicy and oily hops - orange, pineapple, grassy which considering the density of the head and shape of the glass is very pronounced. Mouthfeel is medium to thick (for its style) and sticks your lips together with the honey sweet maltiness which then turns to the hops which assault your tastebuds in a good way. I would guess at the IBU being in excess of 120 here. If it wasn’t for the ABV this would be quite an easy drink to consume a lot of. It needs to be treated with respect at 11% and such a large bottle. A worthy addition to the Port brewing lineup.


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