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Anthem Golden Ale | Union Craft Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Union Craft Brewing Company
Maryland, United States

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by oriolesfan4 on 04-12-2014

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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by cyclonece09:
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4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a pint glass. Pours golden straw a tad cloudy with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain, a little fruitiness. Tastes of barley with a little bit of hop bite, mainly piney. Beer is light bodied and extremely drinkable, nice carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.49/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear straw color. The head is a finger high, with a rough-looking white shade. Retention isn't very impressive, but nice webs of lacing are left on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Pretty typical for a cream ale, albeit with a slightly greater hoppiness to it. I get both oats and cereal grain, along with some berry-esque Mosaic presence. I mean, it's just a cream ale - so, really, I just expect a gentle hoppiness on top of a canvas of crackery malt and cereal grain. In such a regard, this aroma is successful. (3.75)

Taste: It starts off with some slight fruitiness, evolving into a mild floral bite, with malt sweetness and vanilla cream flavors washing over the palate throughout. The bitter finish is somewhat out of balance, so I have to bring the score down a bit. Still, this one is reasonably tasty. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: Cripes, this beer is so refreshing. Combined with the light body and semi-dry finish, it really feels good going down the gullet. Carbonation is powerful, too. Did someone say easy to drink? (3.75)

Overall: Nothing fancy or special here, just a solid warm weather refresher. Shame it's so cold right now, because this could become a go-to for me during the summer months. (3.5)

3.46/5: Who needs Natty Boh when you got this?

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Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RichardMNixon
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can into Heady Topper stemless snifter.

Pours a foamy 2 finger white head with moderate to low retention. Beer is a semi-cloudy grapefruit. Lacing is spotty and sparse with no cling. Average for the style.

Nose is mellow sweet peach and just the slightest touch of sweetness and a sprinkle of spice. Pretty subdued.

Opens bright. Sweet malt body with a crisp, clean and slightly tart finish. Nice hop bite right at the end. No aftertaste. Solid.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively in the mouth and goes down crisp and refreshing. Clean finish with no aftertaste. Very quaffable!

Easily better than anything Bud, Miller or Coors has ever put out. I'd drink this. January is just not the right season for it for me.

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 needMIbeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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 ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of macpfb03
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dexterk1
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gillagorilla
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of zp6167a
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some citrus. Taste is crisp, grapefruit, light hops, refreshing and smooth. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is solid brew, one I probably would have enjoyed more in the summertime.

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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 sneth019
4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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

Photo of fourstringer
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Becker glass. Moderate hand. No identifiable date.

A: Hazy, golden yellow body. 1 finger of coarse, white head. Ok retention. Pretty nice lacing.

S: Faintly citrusy, fresh hop odor. Cracker. Light grass. Subtle corn. Touches of tropical fruit.

T: The opening is hop bitterness intermingled with a light, pale malt sweetness. Grain notes develop before a semi-dry finish. No significant alcohol presence. Fairly clean with a bit of lingering hop in aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a moderate body. A tad fuller than your average lager/pilsner.

O: Nice lager with a decent crispness. Balance is skewed somewhat towards the hops, but I found it apt. Good showcase of the hops noted on the can (Columbus, Mosaic). Solid summertime session brew for your next outdoor event.


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Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of salthemonster
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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Anthem Golden Ale from Union Craft Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 109 ratings
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