Review – Anchor Liberty Ale
After having this brew on tap at The Other Room in Venice Beach, CA, I became reacquainted with this simple yet well crafted brew. It reminds me of an English style pale ale, although there are things about it, besides the name, that give it its own American characteristics. With the exception of Anchor Steam, there really isn’t a beer Anchor makes that has disappointed me. This beer can be found all over California, and in lucky spots around the country.
Anchor Liberty Ale – 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. 6.0% abv.
Appearance: Golden ale with a big pillowy white head. Head subsides to about an inch.
Aroma: Bread, pale malts, and aromatic spicy hops.
Taste: Savory hops and malts. Hints of banana bread can be found. Finishes with a bitter metallic hop with a touch of lemon.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing. While hopped perfectly, it doesn’t dry your mouth like some pales and India pales.
Overall: Highly drinkable. Everything I look for in a sessionable beer. I would love to one day get a kegorator, and have this in the rotation.