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Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale

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RATINGS: 722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   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!


mtoast's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
25oz corked bottle, no bottling date. Drop dead sexy pour, jet black with rich tan foam that just never dies. Lots of hops on the nose, herbal and a bit vegetal, with some dark malts noticeable also. Hops carry over on the taste also, even more vegetal and leafy, a sharp contrast to all the malt thatís *almost* obliterated by the hops. Very nice mouthfeel, the conditioning and carbonation are just absolutely lovely. Too much hop for the malt, or vice versa.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5288) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle share at Cotteridge II as Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary Fritz & Kenís Ale. Many thanks to The Kernel via Scopey. Opaque black, no real head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, liquorice, floral. Body is smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is again very hop-forward Ė floral, salty, tangy, pine, smooth coffee, roast malt and a pretty dry finish. Very nice. (3.9)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15531) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Bottle split at Cotts Convention II, thanks to the Kernel rotter, 05/03/16. Pitch black with a moderate tan cap. Nose is chocolate biscuit, spice trail, roasted malts. Taste comprises toffee, chocolate malt, oaty notes, light spice, fruit rinds. Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok impy stoot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (3652) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Cotteridge Beano v2. Black. Tan head. Rich, vinous roast. Taste is dry and light bitter. Vinous. Rich and smooth. Lovely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle at CWC II; black pour with a creamy dark tan head, aroma has powerful bourbon and rich dark fruits, taste has sweet dark fruits, big bourbon, ABV is present, roast malts, big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (3746) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Cotteridge Convention II. Bottle shared thanks to Scopey, cheers Paul. Black beer. Aroma of roasted malts and some barrel notes. Taste is roasted malts, dark berries, chocolate and woody. Full bodied. Excellent stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3109) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge 2. Pitch black colour with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. taste is alcohol sweet and roasted coffee. big body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9155) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle share at Ratebeer meet up, Cotteridge Wines, Cotteridge, Birmingham Saturday 5th March 2016 Pours black with a beige head. Rich and smooth beer with a bitter bonfire toffee edge, itís thick in the mouth, some boozy warmth gives a little ready brek glow. b>A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2372) - 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 (1070) - 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 (4010) - 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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