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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To commemorate an important milestone in Anchor Brewings long history, a special ale seemed appropriate. Having found and experimented with a very rare and unusual hop variety called Nelson Sauvin, we knew that its unique character would impart a wonderful flavor and aroma to a pale ale brewed especially for the occasion: Humming Ale.

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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weitz15 (574) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Light amber pour, thin white head. If I were to think of an average, baseline pale ale, this would be pretty close to what I would imagine. Nothing here stands out, but all the qualities of a pale ale are there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle, amber brown color with dense white foam, aroma of malty caramel, flavor of metallic hops and some floral notes, nice smooth finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Flavor is very dry with hops and rice? Very unusual flavor but not too shabby.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2643) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Gold pour thin white head. Sweet fruity aroma. A little spice. Some alcohol at the finish. Sweet throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2010
bottle. pours a golden color with a slim white head. light fruit and citrus hop aroma... with layers of banana, grass, grape and orange. medium body with an earthy bitterness... lighter tropical fruit notes on the sides. smooth body overall with a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured deep amber with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Moderate earthy biscuit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced bittersweet flavor with an average bitter finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Light golden pour with a foamy egg shell head. Head thins after a few minutes. Faint grain sweetness on the nose gives way to citrus hop oils. Very crisp and flavorful. Similar to the aroma the taste begins with smooth malt but then quickly bites with a long lasting bitterness. Its even a little boosy which caught me by surprise considering how crisp it is. The alcohol warmth and big hop flavors boost the palate quite a bit. Overall a very nice beer and great on a hot day as well as a fall evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5851) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours gold into a shaker. Tight bright white head with excellent retention tophats before cratering leaving sheet lacing. Pine and spruce aromas. Sharp bitter pine resin upfront with some caramel malt in the middle before returning to the sharp tongue-stripping grapefruit in back.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1928) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle pours golden with a big off white head. Aroma is lemony, floral hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy hops, grass, and some light malty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Looks great off the pour, displaying a bright golden/copper color with a big chunky white head. The smell is quite mediocre. Lots of pale malt, verging on stale bread, a bit grassy with a pinch of lemon. The flavor is light tasting; pale malt, biscuit flavor carries well under a moderate amount of hops. There is lemony sweet fruit tartness to it, catching bits of melon as well. Anchor used a rare variety of hops from New Zealand called Nelson Sauvin, which are intended to produce a white wine fruitiness. On a pale ale scale of fruity sweet to piney bitter, this leans toward the fruit side. Without sounding like a salesman for a cheap mass produced lager, this beer is excellently crisp, clean, and refreshing. A session beer for sure, a solid well crafted beer, but nothing to brag about.


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