Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 355 ml bottle (coded 33A on the back) into a nonic.
A-An aggressive pour produces over two fingers of sticky, nearly-white head. The head hangs around for about two minutes and leaves some chunky lacing on the glass. The brew is light-golden in color and nearly clear. No real bubble show is visible.
S-The smell has nice, bright zesty lemon and orange peel scents, along with a semi-sweet, doughy yeast. There is a fair amount of grassy straw and grain, too. Interesting for the style, and inviting.
T-The taste is also zesty with sweet lemon curd, straw, and orange peel overlying a doughy, bready malt base. A touch of biscuit comes through, as well. The finish provides a light dose of pepper and vaguely bitter flavors.
M-The feel is pretty light for the style, with a semi-crisp carbonation that is moderate to above average.
O-I'm not sure this is a true-to-style American IPA, or maybe I've just gotten used to the bitter hop-bombs that dominate the style now, but this is a good, drinkable beer, nonetheless. The most interesting thing is the almost-Belgian like yeast, which is semi-sweet and quite doughy. The yeast flavor pairs well the lemon zest and orange peel flavors in this beer. This would be a great summer drink.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2013 03:11:11 | More by spoony
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Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
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