Keebarlin' - Anderson Valley Brewing Company
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
3.78/5 rDev +8.9%
Pours a light orange ish color with a white head and plenty of lace. The aroma is very citrusy and just a hint of sweetness. In the taste, grapefruit pith, herb and dusty pine work well to bridge the gap between pale ale and ipa territory. Light pale malts do a decent job at balancing, but make no mistake this is a hop forward ale. Light to medium bodied with a small hop bite. Overall, this is a very good pale.
04-04-2014 18:39:13 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
12 ounce can. Pours lightly hazed lighter near golden. Looser off white head, leaving a thicker film, collar and minor lacing.
Dusty hop nose. Hoppy, but not real fresh smelling.
Middle of the road pale ale. Moderate hops, again kinda stale tasting, and an undercoating of malt. Meh, not really impressed with this one. So-so sessioner.
04-25-2014 01:56:28 | More by Billolick
4.25/5 rDev +22.5%
Had this at an Anderson Valley tasting. Was thoroughly blow away by this beer. Upfront you get a massive amount of hops, not overwhelming and extremely pleasant. It gives way to subtle biscuity malt flavors, finishes dry. This is currently one of my favorite pale ales, and I'll write a more in depth review when I get my hands on some cans of my own.
03-16-2014 03:50:48 | More by SuperbikeShaun
3.75/5 rDev +8.1%
Light gold beer under a nice sized head that fades to leave sticky lace patches all over the glass. Aroma is freshly grainy with brisk spicy/grassy hops. Bread dough, toffee, cereal grain, a touch of butter. Taste is evenly dry, refreshing, peppery spice, nice crisp crackery grains and a little bit of light caramel. Texture is smooth with fine carbonation and a softy gritty effect. Pretty good beer. Refreshing and easy drinking.
05-03-2014 00:46:55 | More by tastybeer
3.19/5 rDev -8.1%
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
3.6/5 rDev +3.7%
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
3.79/5 rDev +9.2%
Serving type: Served from a can into a pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a light orange color, less than a finger head on a semi aggressive pour. Lots of carbonation and lots of lacing.
Smell: A small hop aroma, really pleasant, the smell is there, not overwhelming, it doesn't hit hard, but it's a nice hop aroma.
Taste: Taste is bitter, less than some pale ales I have tried, a little hop flavor up front, malt on the backside. This is a 4.2% session pale ale, so the flavors are not as prevalent as an APA that is 5% or above.
Mouthfeel: LIght, easy mouthfeel.
Overall: For what it is a session pale ale, this is outstanding. I hope this remains a year round that is great to keep in the fridge. I would consider this a pale ale that would be a bridge between craft and BMC. A great introduction to craft, something lighter than a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Great beer for what it is.
04-08-2014 01:31:17 | More by Catracho5
3.65/5 rDev +5.2%
Gold with a little bit of haze and a lumpy head of off-white foam. Mild aroma of resinous, somewhat dank hops, orange, and a quality toasted, biscuity malt base. Green herbal and citrus hops, black tea, and floral notes with some cakey malts. Light bodied and bitter. Seems a bit flat to me, which makes things feel more watery than they should. A tasty little pale ale overall though. Highly crushable, as expected.
05-03-2014 18:54:53 | More by wedge
3.79/5 rDev +9.2%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering both the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops are present in the nose along with some notes of floral hops.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except the floral hops seem a bit stronger. There is a light amount of carbonation.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer smells and tastes like it has very fresh hops; I found it to be interesting because the herbal hops were different than you are normally accustomed to seeing in pale ales. The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink.
04-19-2014 01:50:44 | More by metter98
3.48/5 rDev +0.3%
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
3.84/5 rDev +10.7%
Found this at my house of 1,000 beers in the 10 dollar mix six section. Yes please!
A - Damn can you say over carbonated? I crack the can not shook in the slightest and get a foam party! In the glass I see equal of that with two solid inches of the white head atop of a typical pale ale yellow light tint orange.
S - Well its mellow with nothing standing out and no skunk. Just biscuit malts and mild hop bitterness with some saltine cracker.
T +M - A very smooth pale not as watery as some have said. Pale malts, biscuit flavors, and a twang of hop bitterness just to remind you its a beer. Light and slam able.
Overall it's a very good session pale from a brewery I know and love. And... it's gone! Very chugable beer! Much more hops when you slam it!
05-22-2014 03:53:48 | More by DrDemento456
Keebarlin' from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.