Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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1.6/5 rDev -59%
Pours a paleish color. Aroma is spicy, malty and hoppy all at once. However, this gives way to a very sour taste that makes me wonder if the beer went bad or not. Completely ruins it for me. I'm not aware of pale ales ever being sour but this one sure was.
05-05-2007 03:05:05 | More by Brad007
2.21/5 rDev -43.3%
Batch 6NH (I think)
Diaphanous apricot with soapy white sheet. Smells herbal hops, green apple, oxidized malts, some metals, some grass. Taste biscuity with some bitterness, a little tea, some white grapefruit spritz and a little artificial pistachio flavor. Medium bodied with hi carb and an off dry finish. Meh, seems like a pretty good English IPA, but a poor American IPA.
01-27-2013 04:18:25 | More by harrymel
2.28/5 rDev -41.5%
This is probably the worst beer I've had from the fine people at Anchor.
Appearance - Not bad, a very dark, golden yellow with a great head on it.
Smell - Just too plain, not special at all, smelled way too much of corn.
Taste - Wow...just...ugg. I don't know what to say. This is way too bitter. It's almost got that nasty taste to it that St. Pauli Girl beer does. I am a huge fan of the Porter and Steam beers from Anchor so this was a true dissapointment.
Mouthfeel - Not a strong aftertaste, not a weak one...right inbetween.
Drinkability - The taste of this brough my rating down a lot. Also this would be hard to get through more than one a night. Very sad showing from Anchor.
12-17-2005 03:24:31 | More by GuinnessHero
2.28/5 rDev -41.5%
Pours a golden, orange-ish yellow. Gigantic white foam head. Nice foamy residue patterning on sides of glass.
Smell is a major let down. I had to double check what style this is. I'm sorry, but is that a slightly hopped, slightly floral-noted cornish adjunct aroma I often get from "macro" lagers? Say it ain't so!
Not too impressed with the flavor, either. Taste is definitely "pale-ale-ish," but with a pungent, astringently sour aftertaste I do not care for at all. Kind of like curdled hops. There's a bit of sweet balancing malt, but it's not pleasant ... an artificial sweetness.
Seriously disappointing. Nice bubbly mouthfeel, though.
04-21-2009 08:10:28 | More by Overlord
2.33/5 rDev -40.3%
From a 22 oz bottle purchased locally. Aroma is citrusy lemon/orange. Orange gold in color with a one-inch white head. Flavor is lemony and a little oxidized. Malt is a little one-dimentional amd a little cardboard in there. Flat body and lacks richness. This is a bad bottle. I've had this beer before and I know it's much better.
03-26-2009 07:18:20 | More by Brewsmith
2.33/5 rDev -40.3%
22 oz from liquor store.
A - Golden-orange in color, nice off-white foam, protein clumps present in head, foam is very firm.
S - Light, earthy hops, tones of malt, and slight alcohol presence in the nose.
T - Crisp malts, lightly malty, and bitter. Batch may have been wet-hopped in excess.
M - Lightly spicy w/ a moist finish.
D - Nothing really sets this beer apart from other ales. Probably would not seek this one out in the future.
01-23-2008 04:42:24 | More by MisterClean
2.35/5 rDev -39.7%
This liberty ale came in a big bottle with a little blurb about the brewers history on the label.
Pours a nice orange colour and is hazy, not clear. Little head and a pungent acidic smell. Unimpressive taste, sorty of grainy but sweet. The strong aroma hinders the drinkability of this beer.
03-10-2003 12:28:14 | More by SaunaKing
2.38/5 rDev -39%
From a 12 0z. bottle this pours into a decent inch head then subsides into just surface skim leaving minimal lacing. Color- was a meduim orange amber. Aroma- slight hops, but mostly sweet malt. Taste- harshly sweet- diacetyl- yuck ! This was too sweet- the diacetyl would not quit. Mouthfeel was thin with moderate carbonation. Drinkability, I do not like this and will avoid it.
03-28-2006 21:25:11 | More by ultralarry2006
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.