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To commemorate an important milestone in Anchor Brewing’s long history, a special ale seemed appropriate. Having found and experimented with a very rare and unusual hop variety called Nelson Sauvin, we knew that its unique character would impart a wonderful flavor and aroma to a pale ale brewed especially for the occasion: Humming Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (327) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from saveur-biere.com. Golden, slightly amber, clear body, with a creamy, frothy, white head, that leaves a lot of lacing. Interesting, fresh aroma of lemongrass, white wine, honey, hay, candy. Taste of grass, honey, citrus, candy, white wine. Mouthfeel is medium, oily to creamy, with a lively carbonation and finishes with grass, citrus and some candy and a pretty long bitterness and dryness. Very interesting, unique and greatly balanced Pale Ale, that samples the Nelson Sauvin hop variety very well! Pretty underrated in my opinion, propably because it is quite different to other Pale Ales and hence not for everyone’s taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielyabu (1174) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 26, 2014
rocky creamy frothy huge offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly lasting. clear average yellow body. aroma: caramel, moderate hoppy, black tea and skunk. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: light sweet heavy bitter and salty; long duration. palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic finish. Achava que era lenda ter cheiro de gambá no formulário, mas tem uma primeira vez pra tudo. Ele bloqueia qualquer outro cheiro fora o de lúpulo e chá. Dulçor caramelado. Amargor lupulado diferenciado, gredoso. Não carregam o estranho aroma para si, muito pelo contrário, o sabor é muito peculiar. Toques de chá (dulçor) envolvem o paladar de cima a baixo também. Toques salgados aparecem no sabor final mais pra metade final da cerveja. 180 s

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1783) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Poured a clear golden colour with a thin white head. Malty aroma with notes of honey and straw. Initial flavours were somewhat waxy with dried fruit and grass. Finish was very dry, but somewhat light with some corn and apricots.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (266) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2014
From bottle. Pours nice clear copper gold liquid. White head out of small bubbles faded quickly. Beautiful, uniquely deep, honey and malt, spices or herb hops aroma. Full body, soft carbonation, dry end. Taste is full malty, at the beginning honey, than herbs, finishes with strong bitterness with character. The aftertaste is in comparison with the beginning rather dry. Relatively good drinkability despite full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhammaren (1066) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2014
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours clear yellow with low white head. Aroma is sweat, hops, pine, citrus fruits, malts. Flavor is alcohol, hops, malts, some.exotic fruits, grape fruit. Nice beer!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2046) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle from Seijo Ishii in Kyoto station, I thought I’d already rated this but I guess it slipped through my fingers, oh well here we go again. It pour a light amber with a mild hoppy nose but I felt that the malts were a bit too forward for a Pale Ale. It was good but unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3979) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Golden and clear with a medium head. Hoppy and flowery with some citrus also pleasant. Creamy head and a bitter finish. The label is bland and a bit old fashioned. The beer is excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1066) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Bottled. Clear, pale amber colour, frothy head. Looks inviting. Aroma is fruity, slightly berryish and floral Nelson hops and caramel malts. Crisp, slightly toasted malts, fresh and dry. Lingering, enjoyably bitter finish. Medium body, frothy texture. Really enjoyable and refreshing. Perfect balance of hops and barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3891) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle 355ml, a golden beer with medium head, good lace work. Nose is on fruit hops such as orange, grapefruit, resin and bitter mandarin, Aroma is on caramel, burnt caramel, caramalt, slightly toasted, good earthy and grassy bitterness, smooth, long bitter and burnt caramel like finish. Very pleasant, easy drinkable and well balanced beer, good, malty side is more interesting than fruit hops side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (522) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Strong aromas of caramelly hop and dried fruit. Body was clean and crisp, but had a decent depth to it. Enjoyed the flavours of toffee, raisins and a touch of citrus. Well balanced and rounded. Commendable stuff.

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