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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our 20th Anniversary Ale is pure, with no additives or preservatives. In order to maintain the freshest flavor possible, we do not pasteurize our beer. Many of its subtle flavors are delicate and would not stand up to the heat of pasteurization. We recommend that this product be stored cold to avoid any degradation in flavor. Malt: This beer is brewed with Maris Otter, pale two row, Munich and Chocolate malted barley. Maris Otter accounts for 60% of the grist. Hops: We bittered the beer with Centennials, finished it in the kettle with Cascades and dry hopped with Simcoe. Yeast: We use our house Saint Arnold yeast.

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3.7
beersorcerer (52) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2017
22oz bottle from Spec’s Wine Spirits. Aroma is malty carmel with hint of barrel, some fruit - maybe old pineapple, and strong! Pour is coppery-orange, with mostly white head, lingers on the edges. Taste sweet. Very malty-boozy, toffee, some hops bittering, brown sugar, slight date or raisin. Solid for barley wine, but missing subtle character and complexity. Aging defintly accentuates alcohol. Cheers!

3.8
IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Bomber from Tavour. Nose is toffee, golden raisins, tobacco, and a hint of bubblegum. Clear rusty red with a medium lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet with contrasting bitterness, fruitiness, and nuttiness.

3.9
coachd (837) - Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2017
Tart aroma with some chocolate, brown sugar, oak and booze. Murky amber color with no head. Tastes slightly hoppy with a good balance of malt sweetness and a clean aftertaste. The palate is excellent with just a tinge of carbonation. This was good. Some age on the bottle really smoothed it out.

3.3
Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - APR 10, 2017
had this on tap around el paso during my stint here. picked up a bottle to sip on as i await the cubs game and in celebration of moving back north in a couple e]weeks. nice brown red body with a thin tan head. booze in the nose with pepper and cherry. flavor is spiced raisin and a bit of dry wood. a bit of orange bitter with the sweet fruit in the finish. warming and definitely setting me on the path to a night of napping between innings.

3.9
Ratman197 (14852) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, dried fruit, light tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and a hint of dried fruit with a smoith lingering earthy toffee finish.

3.8
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Smells great. Tons of molasses. Really drops off from there. The flavor is a decent. It’s a bit of molasses and some hops but also a bit plain. The hops are a a little below average.

3.6
crajun (1243) - , Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2016
not that experienced with this style; did like this brew. ugly sewer water pour. not much aroma to me but some sweet malt, dark fruit. taste was well balanced - good mix of sweet and light hops and toffee, sugars. good brew.

3.7
jhamp9 (1864) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Murky brown pown with an off white head. Aroma is pineapple upside down cake. Taste is burnt sugar, pineapple, toffee, some pine and a little boozy. Some alcohol warmth. Medium body.

3.3
jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle - pours caramel brown off white head - nose/taste of toffee, caramel, malt, old resinous hops, brown sugar molasses - medium body.

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SinH4 (4797) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle shared for Koelschtrinker’s 15k! Murky brown color with small tan head. Aroma is bourbony, figs, raisins. Taste is molasses, brown sugar, bittersweet, lots of stuff going on. More complex than my review. Not too sweet, a beautifully balanced Barley Wine!


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