Thursday, August 27, 2009

Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of All Good Beer's one year anniversary, I decided to enjoy the bottle of Stone's 13th Anniversary Ale (it had anniversary in the name and it was already in the fridge).  It's from Stone Brewing, so you can pretty much expect it to be strong in flavour and alcohol and this one was no exception.  Deep ruby colour with a fresh pine aroma.  Initial flavour was smooth with a creamy, full mouthfeel.  However, that smoothness was quickly replaced by a strong dry and bitter finish with a slow warming affect thanks to the 9.5% ABV.  Its interesting to note that it specifically states "Do not cellar.  Enjoy in 2009" on the side of the bottle.  I guess its not expected to age well, so it's a good thing I had an excuse to drink it.

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