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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 706   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (688) - 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 (3216) - 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
artmcd8 (1999) - 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 (4999) - 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 (2589) - 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 (3096) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2013
C&C 750 from Wine Warehouse. The cork bounced halfway across the room. Pours a near pitch black color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, chocolate, stone fruits, some oxidation notes. The taste is dark roast, raisin, chocolate, herbal hops and again some oxidation notes. Medium-full bodied, slight lingering bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Once poured, there was a huge development of frothy foam which took several minutes to retreat, and the liquid was a dark black color. In the nose, I find a rich and robust aroma of roasted malt, coffee bean and chocolate milk or hot cocoa. The flavor is bitter and heavily influenced with a roasted black malt that are rich with coffee and a touch of molasses syrup. This leaves behind a dry and almost sour lactic aftertaste with a reminder of a strong coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4082) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a large tan head. Aroma is of leather, smoke and roasted malts. Taste is of coffee, leather and light smoke.

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