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RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 99   ABV: 3.3%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Weak. Not a good beer. Not worth spending money on. Meh. Had with micro boss guys.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold in color with a large off-white head. Aroma is of grain. Taste is the same with a hint of grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Not bad for what it is. Slight caramel. Light flavor but not light beer light. I’d have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2982) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Draught due brouwerij lane. Yellow orange pour. Light malts bread and grass. Not as bad as some say.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ciaranc (1102) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (3998) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (5431) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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