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RATINGS: 574   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1782) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Goud ondoorzichtig bier met een goede witte schuim kraag. Ruikt hop, fruitig en kruidig. Smaakt licht bitter, thee bitter, en hop. Erg saai.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MonsterMagnet (557) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Tap, sample. Fairly hoppy tasting bitter. Feels watery, no surprise given the abv. Ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Backlog rating. Bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a clean golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is grainy, grassy, herbal. Taste is lightly bitter, with notes of herbs, skunky grass, grains, earth. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nothing special really

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerardgathier (511) - - DEC 30, 2014
Currently I am updating my ratebeer with al the beers I drank but was too lazy to rate at the time. I give the scores I gave back than. If I drink the beers again I might re-rate them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2014
On tap @ Wildeman. A clear looking golden one with a really nice big dense everlasting white head. Mild caramel sweet, hints of apples and malts. Even a little bit of nice grassy hops here. A nice mild aroma. Not to for off like drinking water this. Really lightdrinkable and somewhat refreshing. Thin and let’s admit it, watery in the mouth and it’s gentle on the carbonation. Biscuits and thin malts. A little hint of something fruity also and it ends with cardboard and minerals. That one definitely went away quickly! 25.09.2014

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inbreak (2761) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
25.09.2014, tap @ In de Wildeman:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet grassy, caramel malts, hay, weeds, butterscotch, nuts, hops. Taste is dry and neutral, hay, weeds, paper, grass, hops, bark. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry watery mouthfeel. Boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (17924) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
25th September 2014
De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Keg. Clear gold beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry and crisp. Smooth semi dry malts, touch of dry cream. Floral bitter hops. Whisper of citrus. Dry finish. Medium bitter linger. Clean but basic golden bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6936) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"this was a bit of a pleasant surprise, as i was not expecting much. pleasant session ale, with a nice refreshing aroma and taste. slightly recommended."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12596) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Keg at De Wildeman, Amsterdam, 25/09/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering. Nose carries light floral notes, caramel, dark fruits, malty pinch. Taste comprises earthy tones, bitter orange, spice, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter trace in the close. Ok but a little basic, ticks the style boxes I guess but a good advertisment as to why bitters are way better on cask in order to allow the flavours to develop!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2014
Draft at In De Wildeman. Pours clear dark golden with an off white head. Aroma of grain, fruit, spice. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light bodied with soft carbonation.

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