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Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale

Wellington 30th Anniversary Ale

Rated 3.175 by BeerPals

Brewed by Wellington Brewery (formerly Wellington County Brewery)

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Strong Ale

8.2% Alcohol by Volume

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This September Wellington Brewery will be marking a craft brewing milestone by becoming Canada's first independently owned microbrewery to celebrate 30 years. In honour of this historic occasion the brewers at Wellington have created a unique limited edition commemorative beer that will be released to coincide with their anniversary celebrations. This small-batch commemorative ale is a blend of two unique beers specially crafted to mark our 30th anniversary. We took a malt-forward ale brewed with elderberries and aged it for 3 months in Kentucky bourbon barrels. Over time this traditional English style ale develops oak and smoky vanilla notes that complement the rich malt flavours of dark fruit and raisin. We then blended this barrel-aged beer with a dry-hopped imperial golden ale infused with heather tips. This imperial golden ale contributes floral and aromatic hop flavours to create a captivating and unique beer. This beer can be enjoyed fresh or cellared for future enjoyment.

ID: 62009 Last updated 6 months ago Added to database 5 years ago

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Overall Rank20961
Overall Percentile55.8
Style Rank504 of 722
Style Percentile30.2
Lowest Score3.7
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.700
Weighted Score3.175
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CHOPZ 5615 reviews
    rated 3.7 5 years ago

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

    Pours a golden-amber colour with very tiny particles through it. Frothy light-beige head with good retention and lots of lacing. Also lots going on in the aromas. All well-blended with notes of berries, mint, coffee, caramel and hints of vanilla-smoke from the bourbon barrels. The taste has some mild bitterness added to this. Light warming alcohol with some smooth darker malts. All very drinkable, so quite a nice stronger anniversary ale. Happy 30th !!

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