Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Happy 4th of July! What an appropriate beer to drink on our great nation's birthday! I picked this up a while ago in Champaign, and have been saving it for this holiday. The bottle's label looks like an old school sailor's tattoo from WWII, and says that it was "first brewed in 1975 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere's historic ride."
A - A massive four finger head rises above a slightly hazy rust-hued brew, and takes it's time settling to a solid finger. As the head dies down, it forms large craters in the foam, and leaves an astounding amount of lace on the glass. An excellent looking brew indeed.
S - Nicely malted with some pine and sweet/sour hop notes. Buttery diacetyl and butterscotch candy (the kind in the bright gold wrapper) on top of a canned mandarin orange hop profile. The nose is a good balance between sweet malty caramel and the hops which is perfect for the style. Could be a bit more assertive.
T - Mild diacetyl butterscotch reminds me of Worther's Original butterscotch candy, while the hops match the nose exactly (mandarin orange). Not quite as complex as the nose suggests, but it's really tasty!
M - Soft and silky carbonation caresses my mouth, and it's medium bodied with a slick oily feel after swallowing. The finish is neutral and slightly acidic with a lingering hop tang in the aftertaste. Good stuff.
D - Slightly sweet and buttery with a nice dose of dry hopped citrus for us hop-heads...this is the very definition of drinkability!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2007 17:05:48 | More by pmcadamis
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
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