Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,827 | Reviews: 1,465 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +2.1%
Very tasty, drinkable satisfying beverage. Not objectionable qualities of sight and smell. Easy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Just a well-made citrusy beer. Good C hops, and understated as U have found in Pales. Clean and crisp brought in fresh from LCBO.
01-27-2006 01:50:18 | More by Sammy
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
A - Pours a clear pale straw color with a 2 inch head that fades to a small cap. Good lacing.
S - Has a metallic and citrus like hop smell. Whiffs of biscuit too.
T - Citrus like hop taste to start with a malty back and slightly bitter finish.
M - Good carbonation you can clearly see in the glass with a crisp and smooth taste.
D - Excellent drinkability overall. A great pale ale up there with Sierra Nevada.
04-15-2010 05:37:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.68/5 rDev -5.6%
G: Poured into a pint glass.
A: Goldish-amber in color with a good white head with plenty of lacing.
S: Smell of malts and hops. Some caramel notes go along with a slightly citrusy and floral hop nose.
T: Somewhat of a letdown after the initial smell. Much of the smell is there in the flavor department, but I'm not getting as much from the hops as I'd like.
M: Medium-boded and a good amount of carbonation.
D: Good feel and smell, but the taste comes up a little bit short. A solid brew, and one that I'll definitely try again.
04-20-2009 22:41:28 | More by Thorpe429
4/5 rDev +2.6%
A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a very light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that slowly died down.
S: There are aromas of citrus and floral hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, flavors of citrus stand out in the taste, although they aren't that strong because they are balanced for the most part by the underlying malts. There is a bit of sweetness in the initial taste.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and is also very sessionable.
02-20-2011 01:21:28 | More by metter98
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
Hazy goldenrod. The head is large after an aggressive pour, is cream in color and looks soft and pillowy. It leaves an average amount of lace in partial rings as it settles to an uneven film on top of the beer.
One sniff of the hoppy aroma is all it takes to tell me that Anchor Liberty Ale will be good beer. Citrusy and floral elements dominate. The hops don't make as much of a splash on the palate as they do in the nose, but this is still damn tasty beer. The malt provides the needed support as the bitterness weaves in and out.
Liberty tastes slightly sweeter than most pale ales and is a little more fruity as well. Some graininess peeks through, but it's easily ignored. The finish is medium in length and is both softly bitter and lingeringly sweet. The mouthfeel is on the substantial side for the style, which is a definite plus.
Anchor Liberty Ale doesn't appear to have any weak spots. There's no question that it's one of the better pale ales that I've had yet. Best of all, since it's readily available at my local grocery, I'll be coming back to it fairly often.
02-22-2004 00:15:41 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a frothy head that persists nicely and leaves lacing all around the pint glass
Smell: Subtle wafts of lemon and pine
Taste: Starts out with a biscuity flavor that is quickly subsumed by some lemony bitterness that persists through the finish, which has a bit of sulphur and pine in it
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a healthy jolt of carbonation
Drinkability: Refreshingly pleasant, almost Germanic in some respects
02-20-2006 23:51:17 | More by brentk56
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
Pours a nice and clean amber color with a good sized head of about two inches that falls down quickly but leaves a ton of lacing down the sides of the glass. aroma is light grains, hints of a small citric hop profile, touches of bready grains and a smooth biscuit like touch. Clean and very crisp taste, starts with a light touch of hops and follows through with nice bready malt character that comes through cleanly on the palate and offers a decent amount of balance. Nice and light, well carbonated body makes it a breeze to drink and seriously one of the most well rounded pales in terms of solid drinkability.
Overall a very nice representation of the style. Light, clean and easy to drink. Would have no issues with going after this one again.
02-27-2011 17:26:45 | More by mikesgroove
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
A very nice beer. Much better than I had given it credit for. Very easy to drink due to a medium malt flavor, pronounced (but not overbearing) hop flavor and aroma, and a light - medium body. Carbonation and hop drying causes a refreshing and palate clensing drink. Enough play on hop and malt character to add a much needed complexity. Hop spiciness with sweet malt profile makes, in every sip, something different to find. Mildly rusty and thin in the finish. A good beer, but not enough umph to score over a 4.0.
12-27-2005 16:35:31 | More by BEERchitect
3.73/5 rDev -4.4%
This brew pourred a hazy light brown brew witn a nice foamy head with good retention. Nice aroma a strong hoppy taste (could it barley?). Complex mix of spice. Definitely one of the best american pale ale and looking forward to other Anchor products.
12-01-2003 15:49:46 | More by Phyl21ca
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
A: The pour is a hazy, pale golden color with a fluffy white head and amazing lazing.
S: The smell is very citrusy, mostly orange and lemon, along with a fair amount of spicy hops. The malt smell is present, but definitely not the main attraction.
T: The taste is fairly light, but enjoyable. There are the same citrus and spicy hop flavors that were present in the nose, and a nice bready malt.
M: The body is a bit thin and light, and the carbonation is quite abundant.
D: This is a great session pale ale. I haven't had one of these in quite awhile, but I remember why I used to enjoy it so much.
12-13-2009 19:52:13 | More by womencantsail
3/5 rDev -23.1%
$1.99 single at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
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Appearance: Pours a clear copper body with a tall, creamy white head.
Smell: Flowery aroma of biscuits and cracked pepper.
Taste: Mild, sweet biscuit and peach flavors with another dose of cracked pepper. There's a little touch of grapefruit in otherwise spicy hop character. Finishes dry with a mild tea-like bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
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07-04-2007 23:25:31 | More by ChainGangGuy
4/5 rDev +2.6%
A: single finger off white head on a crimson with golden hues body.
S: pine with light sweet citrus, typical of an all cascade hops beer.
T: The flavor is a little mild, doesn't engage the palate very well. Mostly earthy, floral and woody notes and some hints of pine. Musty hop flavor.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: very drinkable but not very complex. Not a bad beer but nothing to make it stand out.
04-18-2012 23:30:08 | More by kylehay2004
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
This ale pours out as a light copper color with a generous amount of head on it that fades after a little while. The aroma of the beer is mostly hoppy with a little bit of malt in the far back end of it. The flavor is pretty hoppy too, with the malts bringing up the aftertaste and drying things out it makes you go right back for the next mouthful. The mouthfeel is pretty good too, It's drinkable and not overly heavy ot light.
04-22-2011 04:47:32 | More by Knapp85
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
Pours a deep golden/amber color with a nice fruffy head,the aroma is somewhat dry and hoppy with some slight sweetness in the background.The flavor is zesty and citruis-like with a malty sweet lingering backbone but the hop profile is the main taste I got from this brew.A pretty darn good ale even better if your a hophead.
08-08-2003 23:02:20 | More by oberon
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
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