Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A - light orange, slight haze, lots of carbonation bubbles dancing, tight dense white head. Leaves gobs of sticky lace down the glass.
S - citrus, lemons, grapefruit, floral, and a bit of grass. I wouldn't call it your typical "american" aroma, sort of a cross between a hoppy pils aroma and cascades.
T - delicate malt sweetness, balanced by some spicy, herbal hop flavour. A little bit of sweet citrus flavour as well. Aftertaste is snappy bitterness and lingering flavour. Not the boldest of taste, but overall profile is best described rustic and classy.
M - Very smooth beer. Lots of carbonation, but gentle, and gives the beer the right amount of snap to keep it crisp and balance the sweetness.
D - to me, this is the definition of a session beer; interesting profile, relatively low alcohol, and incredibly easy to drink.
I admit to arriving late to the game on Anchor beers. Never tasted one until a couple months back, a single bottle of Steam. Grabbed a 6-pack of Liberty this week. What I love about both beers is the rustic quality; they taste "old." Old in the sense that they have been making a quality product for years, and feel no need to change things, much like the traditional German brewers, yet it is still very American. I can only imagine how bold this beer would have been when it debuted in 1975; it seems rather tame by today's standards, but it is still an exceptional beer. Highly recommended, and shame on me for taking so long to discover this fine product.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2008 01:13:09 | More by markaberrant
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