Anchor Liberty Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured a deep, copper brass with golden highlights. Smell was a blend of Meyer lemon, papaya and Tahitian iris.
Taste was a pleasant hop overtone with pine accents. Finish was clean like a Alaskan moss field. Some biscuit and English muffin with butter and honey.
Carbonation was gentle - not overpowering or oppressive
Overall I really enjoyed this ale - much better than Anchor Steam beer.
If you enjoy a balanced pale ale you'll like this one too
Two thumbs up with a high five
01-28-2012 02:28:41 | More by beck2008
4.22/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazy, vibrant, yellow-gold coloring with a sparse film covering the surface. Slow, steady carbonation bubbling throughout the beer. Aromas are flowery and citrus sweet, with a subtle hops presence in the background. Flavors are light and effervescent, with grapefruit and blood orange citrus sweet flavors, and a mild, dry hops profile that cleans up the palate. The malty representation is mild, with a slight, full body sweetness in the backbone of the brew. The aftertaste is slightly roasted, with the citrus sweet blend taking the biggest space on the palate. Good, clean, slightly drying finish, with the hops bitters and citrus tart both doing their part to clear the palate. Great beer.
01-23-2012 01:24:02 | More by GarthDanielson
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
Bottle poured into a pint glass.
A-CLOUDT ORANGE COLOR WITH A VER SLIGHT HEAD THAT LASTS.
S-CITUS AND ANISE. HOP BITTERNESS.
T-HOP BITTERNESS WITH A TOUCH ORF ORANGE FLAVOR. ANISE ON THE CLEAN FINISH.
M- GOOD BODY AND CARBONATION. THE FLAVORS LINGER LONG AFTER FINISHING A SIP.
O- ANOTHER SOLID ANCHOR OFFERING, A REAL AMERICAN PALE ALE, NO DOUBT.
01-22-2012 04:23:31 | More by NiceTaps
4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
The Steam is my usual go-to Anchor beer, but I've been meaning to reacquaint myself with what is a cornerstone in US micro-brewing -- here goes.
A -- Clear, deep gold - verging on amber, with a firm, tall white head.
S -- Citrus esters that are more tangerine or apricot than SN's trademark grapefruit. Even some earthy hop characters intermingling with the faintest of biscuit malts back.
T -- A bitter, but smooth hop character hits the palate up front; the same citrus characters as the nose, but finishing spicy - almost peppery. There is the lightest malt breadiness in the background and an almost phenol-like alcohol character in the finish. Aftertaste is all spicy hops.
M -- Mouthfeel is smooth to dry with a medium-light body.
O -- What SN Pale Ale is to citrusy, tangy APAs, the Liberty is crisp and spicy -- and very appetizing.
01-16-2012 22:11:35 | More by steveh
Anchor Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 2,846 ratings.