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RATINGS: 734   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%.

scraff's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Shared at a local BA Tasting (4th Anniversary Label) – Dark gold, white creamy head. Lush tropical fruit and melon-pine aromas swirl on a deep fresh tangerine peel bitterness throughout. Bitter grapefruit and dank pine needle flavors fade into a soft sweet sticky malt conclusion. Full bodied, soft carbonation, intense bittersweet finish. Another great California hop bomb…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nevalainen (162) - FINLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Color is hazy golden. Aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is medium bitter with a strong bitter finish. Very exciting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (1058) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Hazy orange, frothy offwhite head. Fruity aroma, rubbery and malty notes. Flavour has complex hoppiness, caramel, jammy sweetness and alcohol. Creamy, solid mouthfeel. Lasting bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamsen78 (3655) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle @ Vinterslaget på Østersøen, Sønderborg. Pours cloudy amber with stable off-white head. Clear aroma of fruit, malt and hops, with some estery touches. Sweetish taste of malt, caramel, and fruit complemented by bitter, hoppy notes and maturation flavours. Slightly smoky and quite bitter aftertaste. Good. Very good. One of the best beers withing the style I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13912) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle, 10.0%. Yeasty and slightly spicy aroma, hint of vanilla. Cloudy, almost muddy orange colour. OK off-white head, very creamy. The flavour is nicely hoppy, quite bitter, but not overly so. Has a little vanilla and tobacco. Quite mellow carbonation and a good, solid mouthfeel. Good hop and alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (4545) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ “Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT”. Hazy orange, little white head. Sweetish orange nose, light pine, orange peel. Taste is bitter orange peel, herbal, very bitter, too much for me, floral, touch malt, warming. Too much bitter orange peel for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2313) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at "Nog-een-half-jaar-tot-de-volgende-EBT"- light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, some alcohol. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, very dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (374) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at home, birthday present from sister & parents. Pours hazy orange-amber. Aroma of malt and pine, coffee, caramel, honey; subsequently some cat piss. Taste sweet, with pine needles, roasted nuts, grass; long lasting hop bitterness and sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5933) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bomber. This is a butt-kicker. Thick and meaty, with a full-on assault of American hops, and viscous alcohol. Delicious. (#5886, 12/14/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3498) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
bottle. hazy deep golden orange with one finger head. medium body with west coast hops. quite a bit of sweet citrus. pretty big and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1181) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Very enjoyable. Hazy orange pour with a thick yellow hued head. Aroma is citrus and pineapple and pine. Taste adds a malt hint to the nose. Liked it.

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