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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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The tradition of brewing two distinct beers from one mash has existed for thousands of years, and for centuries the term "small beer" was used in English to describe the lighter and weaker second beer. We make our Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale from the rich first runnings of an all-malt mash, and Anchor Small Beer is our attempt to duplicate the "small beers" of old by sparging that same mash: sprinkling warm water over the Old Foghorn mash after the first wort has run off, thereby creating a second, lighter brew from the resulting thinner wort. We believe you will find Anchor Small Beer delicious—similar to what modern brewers call a "bitter"—and we hope you will also enjoy the idea of reviving an ancient brewing tradition, which is something of great importance.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ciaranc (881) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2013
Clear, deep gold, frothy head doesnt last. Malty, toasty, slightly sour nose. Flavour is predominately water, with some background malt and an odd, sharp bitterness. Very thin bodied, fizzy, with quite an unpleasant, unbalanced finish. Interesting, but not something I would drink again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3214) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 15, 2013
Dobre choc malo wyraziste aromat chmielny niewatpliwie jest. Piana spora ale do polowy opada a reszta jej sie jakos trzyma. Posmak drewniano zywiczny i wytrawny i gozki slad pozostawia w ustach i na podniebieniu. Kolor ciemno pomaranczowy. Delikatne piwo nisko alkocholowe ale w sporej i smuklej butelce.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3468) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 6, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours a golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grain. Taste is malt, grain, bread, caramel, and grass. Not too wild about this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
22oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a ckear rust orange with a half finger of white head. Aroma is light and slightly fruity. Citrus and pine with a little bready biscuits. Taste is light bitter. Piney and herbal with some bready . Decent brew, but by far my favorite from anchor.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a light orange yellow with thick bubbly head. Smells of honey and some fruityness. Tastes is really light. honey and sweet malt, finishes slightly tart. Thin watery palate ( to be expected from second runnings) overall for a low alcohol session beer its OK.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Not very good. Not horrible, but not enough malt to balance the bitterness. Nice try Anchor. They romanced the hell out of the beer to try and get you to buy a "second pressing" liquid, but there is no getting around the fact that I had to force this down.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color with a frothy white head. The nose has some honey, light florals, and a slight fruitiness to it. The flavor has a touch of sweetness and a weak bitterness, but it lacks flavor overall. Very light (almost watery) body with higher carbonation. This brew could use a touch more flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (773) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Had this sitting in my fridge since forever, in case anybody came over and wanted a beer. Made sense to open a San Francisco beer on Super Sunday!! Light orange/amber in color. Crystal clear body. Bubbly white head that has went fairly fast. Light hoppy aroma, perhaps Liberty?? Thin body, as expected. Bit of a hoppy bitterness to it. Not something I’d be drinking on a regular basis. If anything, at least it’s got a clean palate.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemike (2224) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Medium orange gold color. Head is smallish. Aroma is malty and slightly skunky. A light bodied beer. Very light and watery tasting. There is something not quite right with this beer, not sure quite what it is, but it ain’t right. Malts are way to mild. Hops are way to astringent. And it only 2.3 % alcohol as well. Not a very good effort from Anchor

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours chestnut brown with a light off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel and grass. Taste is sweet with light bitters. Light bodied and slick texture. Enjoyable as it is so light, would make a great table beer.


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