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American Strong Ale Beer Reviews


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Surly SŸX
Surly SŸX is an American Strong Ale. Their sixth anniversary ale released in 2012 and aged an additional 2 years. The creation of this beer utilizes six wood species in a honey comb shape for the aging process. I got this during my really active initial trading period, thanks Tim! […]

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Allagash Odyssey
Allagash Odyssey is an American Strong Dark Ale. From the website: a dark wheat beer aged for ten months, a portion in oak barrels and the remainder in stainless tanks. This review is for the 2013 vintage aged 1 1/2 years. This pours a nice brown color with hues of […]

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Southern Tier Compass
Southern Tier Compass is an American Strong Ale, well actually they call this a Sparkling Ale brewed with rose hips on the bottle. I’ve never heard of a Sparkling Ale before, but I’m up for anything. This is really nice, sweet and fruity with a lot of floral notes on […]

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Boulevard Chocolate Ale
Boulevard Chocolate Ale is an American Strong Ale. This is one of the strangest tasting beers I’ve had in a while. Surprisingly lighter color on this beer, it really is an ale as opposed to a more common chocolate stout. Yep, there is a ton of chocolate flavor going on. […]

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Cigar City Brewing / Ecliptic Illuminating The Path
Illuminating The Path is an American Strong Ale brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Ecliptic for the First Edition of the El Catador Club. This Oregon / Florida collaboration uses rose hips and marionberries, indigenous to Oregon, plus hibiscus and acai berries from Florida. The beer is then aged in pinot […]

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Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
Lagunitas Brown Shugga’ is an American Strong Ale. Rich smooth malts with a wee bit of Brown sugar sweetness. As with most every Lagunitas beer there is a strong showing of hops. A good bit of pine and tropical sweetness are an interesting mix with sweet malts. I have to say […]

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Firestone Walker 16 Anniversary Ale
Firestone Walker 16 Anniversary Ale is an American Strong Ale. As always this is a blend of 8 different barrel-aged beers. I guess I ended up aging this about 1 year, think I traded for it about 6 months after it’s release. Very nice aroma on this one, lots of caramel, […]

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Stone Southern Charred
Full Disclosure: This product was provided without charge for the purposes of this review. More info Stone Southern Charred is an American Strong Ale. A member of the Quingenti Millilitre series 2013 bottled into 500ml bottles, no kegs. The beer is 2012 Double Bastard Ale aged in a complex series of […]

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OxBow Cletus
OxBow Cletus is a barrel aged strong dark ale bottle conditioned with brettanomyces. It comes in a counter-pressure filled swing top growler. Thanks for the bottle Nathan! I knew nothing about this beer or brewery when it arrived at my door, but I was certainly excited to try it. I […]

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Terrapin Phlux Capacitor
Terrapin Phlux Capacitor (Side Project 16) is an American Strong Ale aged on french oak. I had this when it first was released over a year ago, and although I thought it was good but I really felt some age would improve this a lot. Below is the results of both […]


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