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

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3025) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a light amber color with a thick frothy head. Pouring also kicks up a nice noble hop smell, followed by some light amber malts. Taste is pretty nice. Low malt levels, as expected, toasty with a bit of a dry finish. Hops are a bit sharp and spicy, close to a German lager profile with an English subtext. Nice to find a "light" beer that realizes that more hops dont add calories or alcohol. A fine session beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3562) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2016
(Backlog 2014 Midwest tour recollected for completeness in tranquility). 650ml buddel, CHI hotel. Bref: earthy tealeaf bitterness remains on dried/spent caramels in this sparted "Orval Vert" version of Anchor Steam, an all-time favourite. Like the Lady Grey dregs in the teapot, watery remains of something basically lovely and well-quenching.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Douberd (5031) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
(Anchor Small Beer) Tap at Thornbdidge Den Bosch, 250 ml. Deep orange colour on the body, clear, with a tall and thick white head on top,very good retention. Weird aroma, with cheesy notes, toffee, caramel and hay. Taste is mostly malts and grains with some hay too. Mild bitterness. Medium thin body, okay carbonation. Nothing special, probably the weakest I had from Anchor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hansvf (738) - - OCT 6, 2015
Mooi, goud, licht troebel met prima schuim. Ruikt hoppig en erg fruitig. Smaakt idd bitter als thee, gek

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (4125) - Alingss, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
From draft, poured a clear golden colour with a white head. Nose of Malts, cereal, citrus, cardboard, metallic notes, and a weak watery mouthfeel. Just a low abv beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1549) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
flge producentens hjemmeside er llen en bitter, og det er den. En meget humlet l, med lav procent og en god eftersmag der er lidt mere bld en selve smagen og et stejf af et eller frugtagtigt. Er man glad for humlet l, er denne sagen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (2518) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MonsterMagnet (1267) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Tap, sample. Fairly hoppy tasting bitter. Feels watery, no surprise given the abv. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
teorn88 (6972) - Out of the EU, 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

2.7
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palme (4269) - 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 lets admit it, watery in the mouth and its 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


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