Anthem Golden Ale | Union Craft Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by oriolesfan4 on 04-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +3%
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 +4.4%
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 +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +3%
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 -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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 -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rbarrett86
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GFD400
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Octoberist
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TedStrosser
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therubicon
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thezach
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This review is for Anthem on cask with citra and mosaic hops.

It's almost like cheating, but who cares, the result is delicious, smooth as can be, low carbonation, juicy, with a pleasant mild bitterness.

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Photo of macpfb03
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
2.59/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can at RFD washington.Met my low expectations. On the edge of being a pale lager, aroma is mostly cereal grain. Taste also very grainy, bland, slightly metallic.

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Photo of Fluteswell
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFields
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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Anthem Golden Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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