Anchor Small Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.48/5 rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Draft pour into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ.
A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of diminishing white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass and clusters of submerged bubbles cling to the wall of the glass, rising occasionally as individuals.
S: Husky pilsner malt is featured in this beer's generally mild scent that is clean, but leaves little impact on the senses.
T: Begins dry, with crisp grassy hops and bright acidity that becomes more intense as the beer warms. A fair amount of bitterness develops in the middle alongside substantial toasted malt that carries through into the finish, leaving an impression of wheat heavy on the palate.
M: Thin viscosity, acidic on the palate but coating in the finish, with moderate carbonation.
D: While this beer is certainly attractively low in alcohol, it is able to deliver surprisingly intense malt-focused flavor whose bright acidity is most appealing in the presence of some of our favorite everyday foods. Its flavor profile is more like a helles lager--or its steam beer older sibling--than a bitter. The acidity can come across as harsh, and the smell is a let-down, but otherwise this is a beer that ought to be more common than it is.
Serving type: on-tap
04-02-2011 13:24:10 | More by beagle75
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3.21/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
a. Deeper in color than expected - light brown. Nice 2 finger head which disappears quickly. promising.
s. barley and grape seed.
t. All Barley. This is a barley ale without much in the way of dressing. One note.
m. Good, nothing to sing about.
o. Disappointed with this offering from one of my favorites - Anchor.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2014 22:07:37 | More by gonzo000
3.34/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear honey color w/ a nice white head, some good lacing. Looks nice.
Aroma is lightly malty and floral. Crackery pale crystal malt and a mild hop presence.
Taste is fruity and light, lots of toasted grain hits the palate. Some good hoppy bitterness on the finish but the focus here is on the barley. Floral and semi-sweet.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light with a prickly bite. A little thin, to be expected from a 3.3% beer.
Overall an OK session beer. Not one I'd crave very often but a nice change of pace.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2013 02:04:03 | More by draheim
Anchor Small Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.