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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To celebrate the brewerys 19th Anniversary, Great Divides brewers deviated from previous years anniversary ales and developed an entirely new recipe. The label reads, 19th Anniversary Ale isnt just a wood-aged ale. Its a compass a reminder of where weve been and where were going. Brewed with pure birch syrup and aged on birch wood, this beer embraces reverential tradition and revolutionary innovation. As we celebrate our 19th year, we hope youll join us for the road ahead.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
10 oz. into a tulip at Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg, VA. From notes. A: Pours a dark golden color. Theres about a finger of white-colored head thats bubbly in texture. Head duration is solid, and lacing left behind is plentiful. S: A rather sweet brew, as expected. I dont pick up much oak aging, but I do pick up plenty of sweet caramel, treacle, citrusy hops, and maybe a touch of dark fruit. Its not as hoppy as I anticipated. T: It starts off with a prominent treacle flavor. This transitions into a faint bite of citrusy hops and booze drying out the aftertaste somewhat. Really damn good, if slightly lacking in complexity. M: The feel is both thick and creamy, while the drying bite on the back end doesnt strike me as being remotely harsh. Its quite drinkable for something so big. Carbonation pokes through the full body quite well. O: This exceeded my expectations slightly. Even if its not the deepest, its drinkable and more pleasant than its gravity would suggest. I enjoyed killing this, but I dont think it would have been this good straight from the bottle.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18739) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle at a tasting in Billdal 160721. Slightly hazy golden/copper beer with a small head. Malty caramel aroma, nuts, raisins, figs, toffee notes, syrup, some vinous notes. Caramel flavor, raisins, figs, warming alcohol, some toffee. This one has aged with dignity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (6778) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottled form Systembolaget Hazy golden with a small head. Sweet aroma with sweet oranges. Sweet and vinous flavour with citrus; lychee, sweet oranges, apricots.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3498) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Cloudy amber with a small off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, caramel and bitterness. Full body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (1007) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2015
Old notes. Bottle at home, 2013-08-23.
App: Honey golden with a slight mist and a cream white fine head leaving a nice speckled lace.
Aroma: Caramelly sweet and citrus hoppy with burnt almond confect, spun sugar, oranges and grapefruit, carambola, banana peel, sauna wood, pine and alcohol.
Taste: Pretty sweet and marmalade fruity with bright tropical fruits like oranges, grapefruit, carambola and mango with some pale syrup, pine, alcohol and wood.
Palate: Big body with soft "popping" bubbles. Sticky texture.
Overall: Big, sweet, warming, sticky and bitter. Maybe not all too fresh and also a bit sticky sweet...ah what the heck, its pretty good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3598) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Cloudy amber pour with white head. Aroma of fruit, birch, and alcohol. Fruity flavor with pineapple, mango with vanilla, birch, and some alcohol. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (363) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
Orangegul, disig med medelstort skum. Fruktig doft med citrus, aprikos och ananas, aningen tallbarr och tr. Smaken lite krvt trig frn bjrken men hr finns en stor fruktighet av citrus och aprikos plus en lite eldighet av alkoholen, fruktstman balanseras av trsmaken och en ptaglig beska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9651) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle thanks to Johan K (non-ratebeer), sampled on September 19, 2015.
Hazy copper color, small white head. Malty, sugary sweet, alcohol scent. Malty, sweet, spicy, alcohol taste. Slight bitter aftertaste. Full mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reconqvista (339) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
Hazy orange beer with a weak white head. Aroma of hops, malt and alcohol notes. Flavor is sweet and fruity. Bitter and grassy finish. Average body.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7965) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2015
(Bottle) Pale orange colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with apricots, citrus, fresh wood, pineapple, toast and a whiff of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, apricots, fresh birch wood, vanilla, toast, pineapple, grapefruit and a generous citric bitterness in a finish with a certain alcohol glow. Almost full body, sweet. Soft and rounded malt character, but the wood and alcohol gets a bit dominant after a while. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enwiebe (308) - - MAR 14, 2015
3/14/15. Bomber bottled May, 2013. Mild citrus and pine nose. Birch is definitely the primary flavor. Alcohol is not dominating and has rounded out a bit. Nice strong ale but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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