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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Ken’s Ale

 
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RATINGS: 725   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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First of series. Fritz Maytag, owner of San Francisco’s 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!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2533) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle. (From old notes). Looks like a stout - nice brown head. Cocoa powder in the nose and flavour. Some maraschino cherries. Roasty finish. Full, creamy body. Great stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from The NC brewery - love the slow settling, like a Guinness, as it is first poured. This one has lovey sweet tobacco notes, like an old ale stout. Very nice!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle from Sierra Nevada Mills River. Pours black with a massive khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Massive chocolatly malt notes on the nose along with a bit of sweetness. Huge chocolate on the tongue Along with a fair amount of bitterness on the finish. Hides it's booze well. It's aged nicely. Definitely worth the money. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2015
December 26, 2015. Bottle,
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, licorice, some earthy leather notes, ink, dark berries, dried fruits and a smokey touch. Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter. Finish is smooth bitter with dark chocolate, some earthy tar notes, sweet licorice, dark berries and malty notes. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft small bubble carbonation.
Held up well, tasty and quite easy drinkable for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17000) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Leicht trübes dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, harzig, citrusfrüchte, leicht holzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, harzig, reife Früchte, leicht holzig.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17292) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
Malzig würziger, mild getreidiger Antrunk. Noten von Bourbon, leicht holzig, trocken werdend. Weich, süffig, der Alkohol ist wenig erkennbar. Nicht übermäßig besonders. 10/9/9/8/9/9

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle shared by Joes & Judyvv @ "Zunt Om Nog Langer Te Bewaren" tasting (ZONLTB). Opaque pitch black color, hazelnut brown colored head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, roast, liquor. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly roasty, liquor, nicely bitter. Medium body and suitabke carbonation. Good one!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ SONLTB tasting. Pitch black with a small beige to light brown head. Smells roasty, sweet, coffee, some alcohol. Tastes salmiak, salty liquorice, sweet, some alcohol, roasty, coffee. Full body, nice carbo.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Draft at TBBT for their anniversary party. Pitch black, minimal head. Served a little cold. Difficult to discern much past a deep roast coffee. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Not much bitterness and a tad sweet but not too sweet or cloying or anything. No sign of the alcohol. Stops short of any oxidation too. This held up really well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1703) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, coffee, soy sauce and hop aroma. Rich chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, hop, soy sauce, smoke and anise flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Mild oxidation. Chocolate, roasted malt and soy sauce finish. 2010.


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