Anchor Our Barrel Ale | Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Our Barrel AleAnchor Our Barrel Ale
BA SCORE
4.14/5
107 Ratings
Anchor Our Barrel AleAnchor Our Barrel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company
California, United States
anchorbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,079
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
107
pDev:
10.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
114
Gots:
10
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of Bitterbill
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a Growler bought at Liquor Shed in Casper.

2 finger head of foam sitting on a pitch black brew. Off white it tis, long lasting it tis, leaving some nice lacing it does.

Our Special Ale nose intact with a small hint of oak. In other words, some spice and a strong malt backbone.

Malty, roasty, mild but there spices, milder oak presence that works for me. By no means too sweet. .like I said, this maintains the qualities of the base beer remarkably well.

Medium for both body and carbonation.

This is a real treat! I'm glad I bought a Growler and not a Howler.

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Photo of 2Cents
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Smooth but boring. I get dry cocoa and sweet caramel, a little booziness, a hint of smoke, but this beer's character is too small for the potential of an 8% barrel-aged beer.

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Photo of Dustin013
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LakerLeith
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- clean near amber with some copper accents. Big 2 finger head with lots of staying power. Tons of scrubbing bubbles.

S- sweet fruity malts. Similar to their barleywine ale. Not much barrel detected in the nose.

T- sweet again to start- caramel, mix of bright and dark fruits, and candy-like confection. Just when u think its going to turn cloying, the barrel makes its presence. Undertones of whiskey and brief vanilla clear the way for a sharp, timely bitterness. A lot going on here, but it works.

M- fairly slick and oily, but not far off for the style. Buttery. Alcohol hidden.

O- unique as it seems to carve out a niche in a relatively lonely style. A great example of letting the whiskey barrel aging complement the beer rarer than dominate it.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of scottgoblue314
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Anchor Our Barrel Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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