Anthem Golden Ale | Union Craft Brewing Company

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3.67/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
unioncraftbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oriolesfan4 on 04-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,430
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
113
pDev:
10.9%
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Higdon
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevedore
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, served in a pint glass. Going to keep this review short because it didn't do much for me. Clear golden yellow body. Essentially, the smell and palate on this reveals this to be a bready, slightly astringent, caramel and toasted biscuit beer. Earthy and slightly grassy finish. Found this one to have a light body, fair carbonation, decent drinkability if you don't think too much about it.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Quite the perfect session beer. Really easy to drink yet just enough flavor to enjoy and not be bored. Highly recommend. May be my new summer beer.

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Photo of Maknex
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wc94wc
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to becher pint glass, the appearance was a soft yellow cream color with a slim cap of a little white foamy head. Sly lace, just slid right into the beer. The aroma had some sweet grains, subtle sweet dough, light citrus, and some soft sweet biscuit. The flavor was sweet throughout with the normal lingering sweet doughy aftertaste I expect from the style which guided into the finish as directed. The palate was light bodied with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, for an Americanized cream ale, what’s not to love. Are they drinking kegs of this at Orioles games? I would if I lived in the Baltimore area.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours attractive with a respectable offwhite head and a basic, bread and butter malt note atop a pale body. Basic and appropriate.

Fresh hops initiate the sip before returning to the familiar bread/biscuit note in the finish. Lasting aftertaste but still clean and crisp for the most part. Seems more like a pilsner, as I'm not really getting the smooth, silky texture of a true cream ale, but it is tasty and worth trying.

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Photo of gruves33
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and clean to style, but I was expecting a bit more as far as flavor goes from a quality brewery like Union.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a Lagunitas mason glass.

L: Mostly clear medium golden pour. 2+ fingers of foamy white head... great retention and sticky lacing.

S: Lots of cracked grains and a bit of hops.

T/F: Follows the smell... malts and grains... a bit doughy and a touch of sweetness. Effervescent mouthfeel and a touch sticky. Mild noble hops at the end to clean the palate.

O: Nice beer for the style. Not one that will ever be a go-to but a well put together beer. An easy-drinking warm weather beer.

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Photo of dsshuck
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Union. Clear and golden, lots of lacing. Smells very grainy. Tastes grainy too, very sweet and slightly crisp. Not really all that complex, sorta tastes like a higher quality version of your typical summertime lawnmower beer. The feel matches the taste and style wonderfully. Overall this is a good option in the warmer months, though nine times out of ten I'd go for Duckpin over this.

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Photo of Rammed96
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rbarrett86
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Octoberist
3.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Anthem Golden Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 113 ratings