Anarchist Amber Ale | Cannery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
cannerybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a beer lover’s beer. Anarchist Amber Ale is a full bodied hand-crafted ale that is a generous combination of carefully roasted malted barley balanced with three Northwest hop varieties. Patient and watchful conditioning results in a harmony of hop and malt.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-17-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.16
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Mack
3.78/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of imfinished
3.41/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bunman3
3.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm a fan of this brewery, its location, and the local attraction (Anarchist Mountain) this beer is named after. It is a serviceable, pleasant, straightforward beer. The malt character is subdued and it is reasonably quaffable.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.62/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Cannery Brewing 'Anarchist Amber Ale' @ 5.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a medium size off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-slight hop funk , but mostly malty
T-ok tasting amber ale
MF-lots of carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slongie
3.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DamageCase76
3.2/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.44/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ah, the amber ale. Every self-respecting craft brewer has to offer one of these stalwarts, to lure in those less than intrepid drinkers who eschew potent hops or palate-blasting coffee stouts but who nevertheless wish to dip their toes in the craft beer pool. The name Anarchist is therefore a tad ironic. In any event, I snagged this can from a mixed 6-pack and decided to see how this one stacks up against the many other ambers and reds I've tried. A darkish orange honey amber brew, just a shade darker than this brewery's IPA consumed the same evening, with a copious quantity of light tan head that broke down quickly. Aroma was frustratingly subtle and nondescript until the beer warmed up, with some nutty sweet malts, light caramel, and weedy, faintly piney hops revealing themselves. Nice hop nose for an amber ale. Palate had some of this hop character as well but the malts stole the show. Things started dry and nutty, walnut and pretzel flavors, followed by honeyed breakfast cereal, pears, brown sugar, and watermelon hard candy, with the sweetness building over time along with an earthy, faintly woody hop bitterness. Thin to moderate body, with ample carbonation but smooth and gentle on the mouth. Finishes semi-sweet rather than overly nutty or bitter, with the aforementioned hops making their presence known. Not likely to become a staple but all in all not too shabby and a worthy session beer, with enough complexity to avoid becoming truly boring.

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Photo of ZachT
3.64/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zbeetleman
2.25/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Serge
2.69/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Hazy dark amber ale with a thick collapsing light moka head. Caramel malt in aroma with very light floral hops. Sweet malt taste, a bit too sweet and cloying, like unfermented wort, with strong diacetyl, and a lingering unpleasant faint hop juice. Medium bodied. Rather unbalanced and lacking something.

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -13%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of seeswo
3/5  rDev -5.1%

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Anarchist Amber Ale from Cannery Brewing Company
3.16 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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