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Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Humming AleAnchor Humming Ale

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Offa on 11-04-2009)
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ManuelHerrera

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Anchor Steam is, to me, an inexplicable cult-of-personality driven beer than in some ways is emblematic of the craft beer movement without actually being a particularly special beer. It somehow achieved the reputation of being a must-try, but ultimately the hype disappoints just a little. Now on to Anchor Humming - which is supposedly a pale ale but ultimately ends up being a slightly different tasting Anchor Steam.

The brew pours a golden honey color with a bold foamy head that keeps itself well. The aroma wafts of toasted biscuit and Steam's soapy suds. However there is a sourness on the nose gives an unpleasant twist. That sourness unfortunately carries over strongly into the taste. Bitter lemon hits heavy and stings long after the brew is finished. Very little of the biscuit or spicy hops of a solid pale ale characterize the bird.

Carbonation cuts through the entire flavor of this beer - which might actually be a good thing. This brew is just okay, but it's not something I'll ever think about again.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 06:10:23 | More by ManuelHerrera
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Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.