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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

light unclear medium orange yellow color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, grapefruit - pine, mandarin, strange fruity hops. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110115]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
From tap at SF Beer Week Celebrator Beer News Anniversary Party. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head, lasting with a nice lacing. Smooth hoppy aroma, Nelson Sauvin shines through. Smooth and fruity hops flavoure - very elegant. Dry finish. Nice one. Lovely. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of yest, hops, and citrus fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, yeast, and citrus fruits, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hops. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of caramel. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Hazy orangeish golden colour, mediumsized white foamy longslasting head that leaves some lace. Aroma is rather fruity, grassy and quite sweet maltyness. Flavour is quite sweet fruity and floral notes along with caramel malts, some slight bready notes. Quite pleasantly balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a clear golden with a lively off-white head. Sweet fruit, hops and a little phenols in the nose - or is it just the Nelson Sauvin that comes out this way? Fairly light in body, again slightly phenollic, a little caramel and a dry finish. Not the best take on a Pale Ale really. 140212

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
Draught at Mackinley’s Inn, Stockholm. Lightly hazy golden, small head. Aroma of lychee and gooseberry. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Lightly fruity with lyche juice and wet blanket. Mid bitter finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Draft @ White Horse, Parsons Green SW6. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy citrus hints. Fruity malty and slightly bitter hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2010
14th December 2010. At the Euston Tap with Harrisoni. Hazy gold beer with a little white head. Light dry palate. Very very dry. Reasonably balanced lagerish malt and some orange - grapefruit hop (would not have known this was Nelson). But the dryness is way too much and gets in the way - physically hard to get down!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21866) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2013 tap at white horse london ... amber ... white head ... light lager hop nose ... soft tofeee hop ... light sweet malt ... decent enough... Bottle on the train to Manchester... Soft sweet toffee malt... Creamy not fir me nose... Sift toffee... Creamy caramel... Not hitting the spot 2.8

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