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RATINGS: 567   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
unclemike (2280) - 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 (1708) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NJBeerman013 (1051) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours pale straw yellow with a big white head. The aroma is grassy with a little cereal grains. The flavor is that of a good bitter. Clean finishing and refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jake65 (2690) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle: Muddy amber pour with a huge beige head. Sort of a blend of sour bread and soapy florals. Interesting, but not for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9287) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s in Fort Collins. Pours a clear toasty orange appearance with a creamy, tan head. Grainy, rich straw, a bit herbal, green hoppy, cracker aroma. Bitter herbal, chewy saltine cracker, toasty malty, hay flavor. Probably my least favorite beer from Anchor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22oz bottle from a recent trade, thanks to whomever sent me this! I poured most of this into a 17oz mug and it looks good, amber color, good head. The smell was kind of average, smells like beer, not much else to say. The flavor was a little bitter and actually pretty good for such a low ABV. I killed this pretty fast. I wouldn’t buy this again but its a perfect beer for the afternoon. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-03-2011 03:35:48

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkwood04 (4044) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Big bottle in an English pint. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of pale malts and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Light to average texture. A decent beer for the style, but pretty light.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (7609) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
A pretty lame brew. It seems the foghorn sucked all the character out of the grians.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
philcross (13) - Kent, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Draft. Blanked of head, as cointed below is fitting. Hazy orange golden beer with clean white head. Aroma of malt, grass and a bit of hops fruityness. Taste is very lightly hopped beer with a good amount of malt. Easy drink, nice in between.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (968) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
650ml bomber. Pours two shades deeper than golden with a snow white head that looks like it’s been nitroed. It’s just a blanket of head. Impressive for a second. Impressive nose as well. Lots of fresh doughy bread and a hint of fruit. More grainy on the palate and the finish has an off note in it, but better than I expected overall.


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