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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle opens with a big pop. Black pour with a gigantic rocky tan head. Cocoa and strong coffee aroma but not much else. A little dull. Thereís some chalkyness and a vegetal note that comes out after the head fades. Lots of chocolate and black coffee in the flavor with a sharp, astringent hop finish. Some notes of dark fruit after a few more sips. The body is creamy but a bit thin for the style. Lots of carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Runny, blackish liquid. Huge, dense barley bubble, tan head. The head on this thing sticks around for 10 minutes. Awesome! Light ccoa and roasted malt with milk. Silky head and texture. Stout, rich malt flavor with cocoa, barley, sugar, alcohol, and caramel. Itíll clear your nose if nothiní else.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company--SIERRA XXX 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale--Stout--A Collaboration of Pioneering Brewers #1--2010 25.4 oz. Bottle. 9.20% ABV--65 IBUís.? (4.0 / 5.0) Stout--Imperial--Semi-thick pour. Thin lacy espresso head. Clear dark black opaque red edged color. Smoky roasted burnt hop mild coffee cocoa front. Chalky burnt dry sweet crusty roasted coffee fruit hint rich Stout body. Dry hop spice EtOH hint Sharp end. Needs Aging to Develop Smoothness. Sampled One 3/21/2010. 2 @ $10.79 Each.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet back with a tan head. Aroma of candy, molasses, brown sugar and blue cheese - I doubt the quality of this particular bottle! Flavour of molasses, blue cheese, burnt roast barley. Medium bodied and quite sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3504) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
750 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. 05JN11.

App.: Brown-black with a decent ashen-mocha head. Aroma: Really really deep and serious, strong molasses and licorice, bitter chocolate, dark cocoa powder, espresso, alcohol, some leafy hops, a little eucalyptus, inky and smoky, big, big beer. Palate: Medium-full body, sparse, fine effervescence Flav.: Extremely big and thick, deep and dark, lots of dark chocolate (95% cacao), black coffee, hints of tangy fruit, molasses, licorice, briny, huge; dry with powerful bitterness, a good shot of alcohol and a very long, deep dark-roasted malt finish.

Massive. Too massive...?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1326) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Opened the bottle to a huge plume of white smoke. Poured reddish black and settled jet black, no light penetrating at all. Moderate pour got a huge, three finger chocolate colored head that changed to dark brown. Very well structured and held up for several minutes. Upon swirling the head went back to chocolate. S-- Chocolate and more chocolate. Baking and sweet chocolate. Also get oatmeal and coffee in the smell. Not a huge smell at all. T-- Baking chocolate, sweet chocolate and bits of coffee. Much more powerful taste than smell. M-- Chocolate gives way to hop bitterness an just a touch of lemon from the hops for just a bit. On the sweet side for the most part and the baking chocolate takes hold of the beer as it gets warmer. Low carbonation and on the thick side. D-- a Sweet desert stout

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (5454) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours black...small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, spice, malt, cola. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, coffee with a boozy bittering....peppered. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11442) - 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.

3.6
   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

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.


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