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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 deliciousósimilar to what modern brewers call a "bitter"óand we hope you will also enjoy the idea of reviving an ancient brewing tradition, which is something of great importance.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
650ml bomber. Pours two shades deeper than golden with a snow white head that looks like itís been nitroed. Itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. Clear, amber copper with white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of grain, toasted malt, earth and floral hops. Taste of grain, bread and floral hops. Sweet, yet ever so slightly astringent. Light/medium body and medium/light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4046) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Light hazy orange amber wit a light fizzy white head. Nose is biscuit malts, herbal hops, light grain. Flavor is similar, easy drinking as the name suggests but kinda boring for the price. Slightly metallic anchor-like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Great for sessioning. Best when cool/cold, end is bitter (esp as it warms), but crisp, balanced and drinkable otherwise. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2012
Basically, this is a nice malty beer, but this basics are a bit killed by the hops. Less is more, but this is too much. Could have been deeper and complex, even as a small beer - just let the malts do their job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. Darker amber with a nice two finger head. Lots of visible carbonation. Foam clings to glass all the way down. Smell is very mild hops and malt. Taste is also light. Again hops and malt with a mild bitter finish. This is good beer. Donít try to make it something itís not. Itís a second running beer from a barley wine mash. I think itís a great effort and a nice lighter beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
olio (9288) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
65 cl @ Hotel room, San Francisco.
Pours clear golden color with medium head. Aroma of grass, pale malts and fruits. Flavour of hay, malts, mild goose berry notes and light fruits. Very watery palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Francisco. No BBE info.
Aroma has some hops and wet wood. Also hints of toffee. Flavour is a bit harsh with toffee and some hops. Feels watery. Easy-going, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ration (2132) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2012
200712. Bottle at SF Hotel. Pours light golden with a medium frothy head. Aroma butter, hay, bread. Slight bitter grassy taste. Low palate.

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