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Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Liberty AleAnchor Liberty Ale

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2,878 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,878
Reviews: 1,472
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 68
Gots: 143 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet, and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives centuries-old ale brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional craft brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water.

The yeast used during fermentation produces many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavors and characteristics. A natural process called "bunging" creates gentle carbonation, and the practice of dry hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), revived by Anchor, creates its unique aroma.

Liberty Ale® was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale® is the original craft brewed ale and the historic beer that started a revolution.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 11-18-2000)
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Nose spicy citrus with some grapefruit, light grains
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12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, golden/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Not much in the aroma department at all. I get some faint notes, I mean really faint notes, of toasted malt, but nothing else at all.

Taste: What the beer lacks in aroma, it more than makes up for in flavor. There’s lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of biscuits, oyster crackers and sourdough bread, followed by some pronounced flavors of black pepper, a touch of coriander, and some caramel-like sweetness. Finally, the beer finishes with some nicely balanced, piney, hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium and a little effervescent, as there is some decent carbonation. With an ABV of 5.9%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a good beer. Nice flavors of toasted malt, black pepper, coriander, caramel-like sweetness all nicely balanced with some piney, hoppy, bitterness. While I like Anchor’s Steam beer the best of the offerings I’ve had from Anchor, I like this one quite a bit too. Recommende

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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,878 ratings.