Keebarlin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.19/5 rDev -8.3%
Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of pearl colored head. Nice head retention & lacing
S: Light breadyness.
T: Grassyness, breadyness, some grainy notes up front., plus leafy hops. Astringency as this warms, grassiness & more leafy hops, dryness too. Finishes with a little pear, leafy & woody hops, plus dryness, plus more astrigency
MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation, not a fan of the balance
This a disappointment, was hoping for far more, hops are just not in my happy place at all. Great, I have 5 more of these to drink...
08-06-2014 04:36:25 | More by russpowell
2.4/5 rDev -31%
12 fl oz. can, bought after enjoying their session Gose, at the local liquor store.
Used a standard US pint glass.
A - It pours a straw color with about a two and a half to three fingers of fluffy foamy off-white head. Leaves behind lots of big fat sheets of lacing. Not sure if this looks nice or like a science experiment gone mad.
S - Piney hops dominate with a thin metallic smell. Also a bit of floral aroma.
T - The taste is grassy and piney. Very light citrus with no malt taste I could discern whatsoever. Lightly metallic finish. Pretty bland and clearly watered down...where's the malt, any malt at all, please. This is nearly hop water.
M - Thin and dry.
Truly not my cup of tea, and I'd not call this a pale ale at all. I like their stout, and loved their Gose, so I was disappointed by this beer. YMMV.
07-19-2014 20:21:04 | More by Jayhawk
3.48/5 rDev 0%
12 fl oz. can, with maybe some kind of canned on date printed on the bottom, but I can't read it. Another new canned beer to me from Anderson Valley, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - It pours a lemony orange colored body with about a finger and a half of fluffy foamy off-white head. Leaves behind lots of big fat sheets of lacing. Looks very nice.
S - The aroma is pleasant - fresh piney hop presence, earthy & herbal, some lemony citrus presence, and just a hint of malt backbone. Some leafy herbal spice rack notes are mildly present.
T - The taste is dry, herbal, grassy, & piney. Very light citrus & malt characteristics. Lightly metallic finish. Simple.
M - The feel is bitter & resinous, but the finish is far too dry for any 'session' beer. Medium-light bodied with good carbonation, however.
Overall, an average pale ale at best. Simple, not unique, but pleasant and drinkable. Worth trying, but I won't miss it.
Anderson Valley Keebarlin' Pale Ale ---3.5/5
07-14-2014 03:44:00 | More by mfnmbvp
3.34/5 rDev -4%
Served in a tumbler.
One day, I'm gonna learn me some Boontling... Anyway, this stuff pours a mostly clear amber-brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose is replete with pine needles, sap, and resin, with some very mild biscuit hanging out in the background trying not to be noticed lighting up their new e-cigs. The taste brings in more of the same, the abundance of straight and uncontested pine accounting for a slight minty flavor creeping in from the edges. A bit of sweetness also seeps into the biscuit, but this is drowned out by the hefty amount of conifer. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a nice enough pale ale, but it's too piney for me to drink much more of in the future.
07-12-2014 18:56:59 | More by TMoney2591
3.6/5 rDev +3.4%
Yes, you guessed it. Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong of citrus, hops. Taste is hoppy and bitter up front, giving way to some citrus and malts. feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a satisfying beer.
07-07-2014 13:20:43 | More by tone77
3.95/5 rDev +13.5%
Starts with a large head that settles with a dome in the center. Large, chunky spots for lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy with a light amber/dark gold color.
Nice floral hop aroma comes up first. There's also a nice pale malt base. Balanced.
The flavor leans more to the bitter than the smell suggests. Rich body for the style but with plenty of carbonation. The taste starts with a good pale malt but quickly succumbs to the earthy, bitter (read: biting) hop. Moderate aftertaste of bitterness.
06-28-2014 18:01:11 | More by smcolw
3.1/5 rDev -10.9%
See the review by 8stringfan. He nailed it.
I think people need to realize that this is an attempt to be a low abv session ale.
So, yeah, it's hard to do without a watery feel.
It's mostly real good but there's a bitter aftertaste that sort of jumps out, not in a good way.
At 4.2 % abv, I'm spoiled since Avery has a tap room-only beer that is 4.2% and is much better than this. It's called "4point2"
06-28-2014 01:33:34 | More by mastodonj
Keebarlin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.