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Anchor Our Barrel Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Our Barrel AleAnchor Our Barrel Ale

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 112
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.02% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-09-2009)
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hayesjw

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

03-11-2013 20:22:58 | More by hayesjw
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kdown

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

02-13-2013 17:46:11 | More by kdown
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drewkennedy

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 07:54:07 | More by drewkennedy
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

01-10-2013 17:40:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-17-2012 04:13:16 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

08-18-2012 14:33:36 | More by t0rin0
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popery

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-27-2012 22:38:24 | More by popery
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avaldivia

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-16-2012 23:55:27 | More by avaldivia
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Lob

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

03-09-2012 15:45:42 | More by Lob
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GTB

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

03-04-2012 21:32:14 | More by GTB
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Father's Office in Santa Monica, CA.

Pours a clear copper color with a 1/2 inch foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Taste is of malt, vanilla, bourbon, coconut, and a very woody flavor. There is a slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat with each sip. This beer has a medium bodied mouthfeel with a crisp and clean carbonation level. Overall, this is a very good beer with an awesome barrel aged presence all around.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 07:25:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Pencible

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-11-2012 19:22:55 | More by Pencible
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-09-2012 05:34:18 | More by tatums1984
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Gilmango

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

02-02-2012 00:16:58 | More by Gilmango
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dsgolovin

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at City Beer Store. I had heard mixed reviews about this batch, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not sure which beer they aged in Old Protero barrels, but it is listed as on Old Ale.

A- tan leather color with half finger head.

S- Oak and whiskey.

T- follows the smell, lots of oak and whiskey. For a thin beer this has lots of flavor, mostly booze. Fairy dry. I wonder what batch of beer this is? Christmas, Liberty? Not sure.

M- not a ton of carbonation, but enough to not be unpleasant on my palate. Again, it's thin, but was not offensive in the least for me.

O- I think it's too bad they didn't bottle this beer. It's a little hot right now, and might be better with additional aging. However I was glad to try it and was happy that it wasn't a huge let down as I drove across the city to get it.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 23:47:25 | More by dsgolovin
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drgarage

California

3.38/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at Toronado on Jan. 28, 2012. Presumed to be a fairly new batch.

A: Lovely orange-red, like Liberty Ale with some faded age on it. Virtually no head or visible carbonation, like a fairly standard barley wine.

S: Booze and currants, largely. Virtually no hops or barrel to speak of, but very complex in its booze and dark fruit smell.

T: Really nice taste. Subtle and smooth vanilla and a bit of oak. Far from the barrel bombs we've all gotten used to.

M: Big disappointment. The batch is clearly over-carbonated, which makes it totally flat once the foam dies down. From what I could see out of the tap, it was about 80 percent head. Kind of ridiculous. Mouthfeel of flat soda.

O: Worth trying if you've never had it, but I highly doubt this is the best version to try. Old Foghorn is so much better than this batch it isn't funny.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2012 05:03:13 | More by drgarage
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

02-01-2012 02:00:11 | More by codynevels
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-29-2012 02:28:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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brotherliam

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-04-2012 23:29:33 | More by brotherliam
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-29-2011 00:47:51 | More by drewone
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ahhh one of the whitest wales out there. most people don't even know this exists.

Pours a light beige head. Color is a caramel copper.

Aroma: I smell rye, but get a little bourbon flavors as well. Very oaky. Vanilla flavors and caramel with toffee. Very barleywine like. Plums, raisins, dark fruits. Very sweet. Warming.

Taste: I taste rye more than anything here. Still very oaky. A lot of similar flavors from the nose. Raisins, toffee, caramel, plums, and dark fruits. Not as flavorful as the nose. A hint of chocolate in the background.

Mouthfeel: Dry, but smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with a lower amount of carbonation. Ends a little sticky and cloying.

Overall, it's a nice beer. It's drinkable, but it lacks a little flavor compared to the nose. The carbonation is also a tad low. Still, a real treat to have and something I wouldn't pass down.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 23:54:02 | More by mothman
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4/5  rDev -4.5%

12-03-2011 19:05:57 | More by deltatauhobbit
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xhuskr

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this at Beachwood BBQ-Seal Beach on Anchor night...was not what I thought it would be;
A-clear, bubblier than I thought with the great orange/amber
S-mellow but noseable aroma of bourbon and vanilla...not the overpowering aroma as so many barrel aged brews
T-wow...does not taste like the big bear I thought it would be..it tastes better. Nice light bourbon and english ale flavors
M-smooth and yummy
O-very pleased with this quite a bit

I was more than happy and surprised with this..nice to have a great brew from Anchor as good as this was. Bold, smooth, different, yummy..need I say more?!

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2011 01:35:29 | More by xhuskr
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Kshock

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-26-2011 22:56:26 | More by Kshock
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-15-2011 19:51:41 | More by MasterSki
Anchor Our Barrel Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.