Great Lakes 15th Anniversary Ale

Great Lakes 15th Anniversary Ale

Rated 3.388 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company

Cleveland, OH, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) will celebrate its 15th anniversary on September 6, 2003. In recognition of this anniversary, GLBC will release a specialty brew called Anniversary Ale that will be available throughout September in a new 4-pack package at local grocers and on tap at taverns, including GLBC's brewpub. Anniversary Ale is a Belgian Trippel ale that is pale golden in color with mild fruity and spicy characteristics and a slightly sweet flavor that lends itself to a strong, crisp finish. The specialty craft brew is the strongest beer to be bottled and packaged by GLBC with an alcohol by volume of 9.5%.

ID: 10098 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank5965
Overall Percentile88.7
Style Rank119 of 574
Style Percentile79.3
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.620
Weighted Score3.388
Standard Deviation0.826

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  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 4.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Orange gold color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a touch of must. Touch of alcohol as well. A medium bodied Belgian Triple. Malts are fruity and sweet, fairly spicy. Nice flavors of banana, peach, apricot, clove, orange and must. Slight touch of sourness as well. Nicely balanced, very smooth. This is a nice triple, complex and tasty. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 2.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 2 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    Pale orange, with a candy sweetness. This was too sweet and thick for me. Perhaps with the right food (spicy?) it would work.

  • SUDSMANPA 346 reviews
    rated 4.0 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A fake Belgian from Cleveland, what a concept. Medium to heavy bodied, golden to a deep yellow in color, very little head for this style – but that is probably this beer’s only downfall. I had this one from tap, and it is possible that the beer lost its head, but other qualities shown through. Flavor was very nice with the usual clove/citrus overtones and that very pleasant Belgian sweetness, which in this beer’s case was a little less subtle than in the brews it imitates, but still very nice.

  • VAC 2186 reviews
    rated 3.6 19 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This Trippel pours with a golden body topped by a thick white fizzy head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is slightly sour yet slightly sweet and lemony with strong yeasty notes and a touch of spice. The flavor is sweet and fruity (lemons and other citrus fruits) with yeasty notes, a touch of spice and a slight tomato character. Medium to full bodied, surprisingly smooth and slightly warming.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 4.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a clear golden color with a large bubbly white head. Fruity aroma of lemon, and I thought I smelled an olive scent somewhere here as well? Smooth taste of tropical fruits, with a lively mouthfeel.

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