Anchor Small Beer - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +31.8%
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A - Clear orange-amber with a massive head that leaves a ton of lacing. In fact, the beer was bursting forth upon opening the bottle (had to get the glass quickly). Great. 4.5/5
S: Grainy amber and lightly kilned malts. Grainy smells predominate. There is also somewhat of a spiciness imparted from the yeast. I think it's good for the style. Maybe could've been a little sweeter. 4.25/5
T: Taste follows the nose. Grainy taste from the malt; spice/white pepper from the yeast. The yeast imparts a very earthy flavor that is complimented by a light but watered-down malt backbone. Somewhat disappointing, but given the alcohol content I'm not surprised the malt was somewhat lacking. 3.75/5
M: Light and smooth. Glides down the tongue. However, the beer is very well-carbonated. 4/5
O: A solid beer. Malt more robust in the Anchor Steam Beer, but this one is good. 4.1/5.0
08-16-2014 20:03:51 | More by leantom
3.21/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
06-09-2014 22:07:37 | More by gonzo000
3.34/5 rDev +7.4%
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.
11-20-2013 02:04:03 | More by draheim
Anchor Small Beer from Anchor Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.