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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1960) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, White Head, Mild Lacing S: Roasted Black Malts, Mildly Roasty, Mildly Boozy T: Harsh Smokey Black Malts, Boozy M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Smokey, Mildly Boozy Overall, a very smokey and boozy beer....decent but you dont need a smoke afterwards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
On draught at Horse Brass Pub for their 37th anniversary. Cellared for three years. Black color with thick tan head around the edges. Dark chocolate aroma with roasted malts and touch of oxidation. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, caramel, molasses, chocolate liqueur, and nutty roasted malts. Finishes with an intense warming and a roasted, chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle brought back to city from Lake beer fridge...opened to celebrate BoSox World Series win....poured black with tan head....nose has hints of licorice and dark chocolate....bitter edge to taste....a very good stout. ---Rated via iPad

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
An excellent dark stout. Black, rich, full of chocolate and licorice. Some oiliness on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Art (2233) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours a deep black to brown with a tan head. Aroma of slight sour, some coffee. Thick oily feel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (5321) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
This one poured a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was chocolate, dark roast, earthy hops and smoke. Flavor was big and chewy Smokey roast with dark chocolate and some green hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
April 2010. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Robust stout with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee aromas. Rich and thick with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntonioBirra (10) - - AUG 5, 2013
Sierra Nevada ha realizzato un prodotto semplicemente fantastico. Tra le migliori stout che io abbia mai provato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

7/??/2011: Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale (Stout)... Aroma: Semi-sweet chocolate, cocoa powder, charred malt, vanilla bean, creamed mocha coffee. Appearance: Huge pop from the cork with lots of vapor rolling out; looks awesome... Dark cola brown color with a 3-finger, dense brown-colored head gathering on the surface during a beautiful reverse cascade; the head is so dense that it doesnít go anywhere and coulf probably support several coins; super fine, sparkling carbonation bubbles. Flavor: Really nice blend of chocolates, caramelized malts, roast and char with a touch of smoke, medium-roast coffee with vanilla creme; there is definitely a silky smoooth, slightly bitter, and very flavorful citrusy-resin-grassy hoppiness that runs throughout the beer (comes out more and more as the beer warms); really good balance between the chocolate syrup sweetness, the roasty malt and coffee notes, and the hoppy bitterness; milk chocolate and alcohol through the finish. Palate: Full-bodied, super thick, smooth, and mellow; great CREAMY texture! Overall: Moderate complexity and depth; well-balanced; quite pleasing and far to easy to drink, but somehow lacks uniqueness.

1 pt. .9 fl. oz. corked and caged bottle (Alc 9.2% by Vol) from Noonanís in Hamilton, Ohio. Rating #670 for this beer.

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