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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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First of series. Fritz Maytag, owner of San Franciscoís Anchor Brewing Company, is regarded as the founding father of the craft brewing movement. Frtiz agreed to guest brew this very special ale with us in honor of our 30th anniversary. As a nod to the dark ales and stouts that seduced both Fritz and Ken in the early years, we bring you this pioneering stout, a rich and roasted ale, perfect for aging, and worthy of your finest snifter. Enjoy!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4797) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle pour. Cheers to Paulo! Deep brown with a tight tan head. Strong roasted malts, baked bread. Cocoa, rocky road fudge. Nice bitter/sweet balance. Chocolate syrup, burnt brown sugar. Toasty, spicy hop bitterness. Dry ashy finish. Nicely full mouthfeel. Rich and oily. Moderate carbonation. Quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7193) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle shared at craft Islington. It pours near black with a medium tan head. The nose is soft, roasty, liquorice, candied citrus peel, charred wood and violet. The taste is soft, roasty, liquorice, earth, charred wood, unami, decent bitterness, floral notes, spice and citrus peel with a dry, rich roast finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. Well rounded, balanced and very drinkable. Nice work.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
Backlog. Brown sugar, coffee, caramel and chocolate with some spices and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Inky black in color with good amount of light brown head and a thick collar. Aroma is very roasty, some dark sugar, some black currant, great earthiness. Thick body, silty mouthfeel and low carbonation. Taste is charred, deep earth, great use of roasted malt like all SN stouts, some coffee and mahogany-like wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5672) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
75cl, recently retired American collab. brew, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/spicy and slightly fruity/alcoholic, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (2832) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
This one is very nice. Pours tar black with aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and smoke. Velvety body with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, smoke, and hint of raisin flavor. Very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2014
Finally an anniversary beer that is worth the celebration. Brown to black, slight off white head. The usual IS notes in the aroma, velvety smooth, no alcohol burn, some toffee and vanilla in the finish, yum

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
USA_MasterHop (15) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
This one poured a brown with an intrinsic chocolate flavout, dark roast, earthy smoke. smoked roast with burnt character that works!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottled early 2010 A: beautiful dark brown ale with two fingers dark mocha foam which slowly dissipated to a sheet of the same and cobweb lace. S: sweet dark, molasses and raisin. Nice hint of cocoa, and toasted brittle. T: dry and almost bitter with soily overtones and some dry cocoa. M: heavy with moderate carb and long finish. O: great stuff. Wish I had more. Serving type: bottle 11-22-2011

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle: This one pours an inky, opaque dark brown color. There was quite a large dark tan head on it. Some lacing. The aroma is very nice. Chocolate, but not sweet. Some earthy and piney hops. Getting a hint of raisins also. The taste is quite good. Nice balance of a touch of sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Notes of chocolate, raisin, roasted malts, pine and earthy hops. A lot going on in this one. An excellent beer!


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