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RATINGS: 675   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2010
This poured a darker yellow to light orange with an off white head. Aroma was almost all skunk and absolutely nothing else. Flavor was light bitter and citrus hops with some buttery caramel malt. Not too great but would do in a pinch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2010
[355ml bottle, Appellation Wines, Edinburgh] Very hazy off-gold amber colour. Thin head with little rising carbonation. Lacing. Aromas are piney hops – cold from the fridge the taste is deadened, but at the beer warms the alcohol flavours come out and become more prevalent. Bitter finish from the hops. Prime taste is grapefruit, with that distinctive white wine quality from the Nelson Sauvin. Pretty good [21102010]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2010
Clean medium gold color with a fine head. Sharp hop aroma: citrus, grass, metal. Very light on the malts. Flavor starts with light caramel and bready malts, then goes to grassy, metallic hops with strong citrus. Bitter through to the finish where there is also a lingering grainy character. Earthy malts work well with pepper hops. Light, crisp, refreshing and quite bitter. Good, original hopping, not extremely exciting, but good drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Maybe it was the bottle art, but I’m sure it was the honeyed malt and wonderful hop crispness that made me really love this beer. The flavor combination put my in mind of a more-effervescent Anderson Valley Pale Ale. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Pours a nice golden color with a large white head. Aroma is citrus, grass, lemon, hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy lemony hops, biscuit, malts, nicely balanced with a pleasant bitter crisp finish. I dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1930) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Hazy yellow, with big, stable white head. Aroma is honey and lemon, and bit of grape. The Nelson Sauvins charm in the flavor, with a nice biscuity aftertaste, and light, grape in its wake. Vigorous carbonation cleans the palate. $2/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1509) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2010
A very tasty and drinkable deep golden hoppy brew! Light spicy fruit aromas and flavors. Good malt sweetness and nice hoppy balance. Not overly sticky or floral, more on the fruity hop side. Bittering finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2662) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Medium sized white head,lasting with good lace. Clear gold, light copper color. Nose is soft with notes of grass, light malts and faint vinous notes, light mustyness. Lightly medium body. good carbonation, crisp on the palate. Lightly sweety malt flavors, more vinlous notes, earthy and lightly citric. Dry finish with a gentle bite, woodsy, earthy. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. The aroma has toasty malts and floral hops. The flavor has floral and herbal hops, toasty malts, and a ligthly dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
12oz bottle -

Picked up a a sixer of this to enjoy while watching the Raiders vs Niners game (yeah, f’n Raiders lost) but this, along with the Atomic Buffalo Turds and deep fried green olives, were among the bright spots of the afternoon. Aroma had huge blast of grapefruit juice, which didn’t let up. Flavor had some more citrusy hop notes, the malts were pretty well an afterthought with just a kiss of caramel/bready sweetness. Super easy to drink and Anchor has made it easy to knock several back.

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