Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by Brenden:
4/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
My notes are about a month old, but thorough as always.
This is a mildly hazy yellow-gold in color. A white head forms, fluffy and dense, at just over one finger. It's not huge, but it retains itself very well and leaves evidence by way of fairly thick patches of lacing in moderation.
Aromas are grassy, earthy and herbal, and this is a pretty well hopped. There's a light backing of dryish malts. The aroma is a bit resinous with a spruce character. It's a pretty simple aroma that implies a dry beer to come if I read it correctly.
Hops are up front, but initially the dry, crackery malt is right up there with it before not fading but more leaning back to let hops take charge and sticking around in the background. There's a bit more in here, with a lemony presence coming out and bringing some very light mint and white grape with it. The hops never lose their presence as the backbone. This is a dry one, very grassy, herbal and earthy.
There's a bit of crispness to this one, and enough of a creamy smoothness to balance what's ultimately a very dry feel. A lingering hops finish carries this one well beyond the sip. There's light carbonation makes in a medium body.
This is a very drinkable beer, and the only thing keeping this from being absolutely and perfectly drinkable is that I eventually want to move on from the dryness to either something with a citrus hop character or on the other side to something dark and malty.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2010 14:34:26 | More by Brenden
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark golden, slightly orangey color, and a small white head which quickly disappears.
The aroma is my favourite, although slightly weaker than I'm used to - citrusy hops dominate the smell.
The taste starts neutral with a slight bitterness, slightly fruity, and finishes with a strong spicy taste, which also stays in the aftertaste.
Very nice ale, although I have a feeling, nothing really extra rememberful.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 13:37:35 | More by MarkoNm
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.