Full Review
The Boston Beer Co.

The Boston Beer Co.
2013 Utopias

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 27%
97 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative

The Boston Beer Co.
2013 Utopias

Category: Specialty Ales

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 27%
Clear reddish mahogany color. Lively, inviting, complex aromas of sherry, toasted fig bread, sautéed almonds, and pepper with a bright, moderately sweet full body and a peppery, very long caramelized oranges, soy, and sweet and peppery spices finish. A superb, high alcohol after dinner beer that is very reminiscent of a Palo Cortado Sherry.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty rich & heavy spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: sherry, toasted fig bread, sautéed almonds, and pepper
Taste Flavor: caramelized oranges, soy, and sweet and peppery spices
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Mousse, Sauerbraten
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb, high alcohol after dinner beer that is very reminiscent of a Palo Cortado Sherry.
The Producer

The Boston Beer Co. Brewery

The Producer
30 Germania St.
Boston, MA 02130
USA
1 617-368-5000
Specialty Ales
Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). This category also features the growing number of ultra-high gravity “extreme” beers that push the limits of alcohol. In addition, the base beer may be related to almost any classic beer style. Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements, and overall drinkability.
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