Anchor Zymaster Series No. 8: Luxardo Cherry Ale

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Anchor Brewing’s Zymaster Series pushes the boundaries of what it means to brew a beer. Number 8 is a brown ale that has been aged on Luxardo Maraschino cherries. The result is a delightful fruited brown ale with a nice malty body and just a hint of cherries.

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fkoolen (1337) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2015
Taster at Anchor Brewery, San Francisco. Slightly hazy amber colour, offwhite creamy head. Porto-ish, cherry fruitiness, sweetly malted, a little herbal and boozy. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
PotjeBier (3735) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
Sample from tap @ Flights, Hawthorne, CA. Brown color with a red hue. Light beige/reddish head. Aroma’s of notably red fruit, with retronasal some roast, cherries. Flavor is light malty sweet. Light to medium bodied. Finishes with bready malts, light fruit. Nice, not too much cherry.

3.6
beertholomeus (1814) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a ruby brown color with a white head. Caramel, toffee, peat, toast, cherry and earthy aroma. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, cherry and earthy flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Caramel and cherry finish.

3.4
nickd717 (4889) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Draft at Stein’s in Mountain View. Clear deep reddish-amber color with a lacy off-white head. The aroma is typical Anchor house yeast, caramel, nuts, and slight cherry. Mild maraschino flavor with a malty caramel base and balanced finish. Medium-bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Overall it’s like a slightly maraschino-flavored Anchor Steam. Enjoyable but not a standout.

3.2
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Cherry and malt aroma. Malt and light caramel flavor with light cherry. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with light cherry.

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bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
"Bomber" shared by Marcus. Pours sort of ripe plum flesh color. Aroma of extreme earth followed by "light" cherry. Not a hint of sour. Med body. It is dry, woody/pitty, and not hoppy. Yet it is the sort of thing that goes well with earthy foods. Young Mahon Cheese, for example.

3.8
marcus (10682) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle from City Beer. Pours reddish brown with a transient beige head and a strong cherry aroma. There is a medium-bodied brown malt flavor with a lot of maraschino. Very earthy with almost no hop bitterness.

3.8
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 4, 2015
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a clear amber color with a khaki head. The aroma has a lot of Munich malt and syrup with an emphasis on cherry notes, but not overtly cherry-like if that makes sense. The flavor is similar but is definitely more cherry fruit forward. Nice dark malt character with some dry toast and light malt syrup. Kind of Bock-like actually with subtle earthy bitterness. The cherry character melds nicely with the malt profile. Anchor did a really nice job with this one. So rich and tasty without being cloyingly sweet.

3.6
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, brown pour, white head, nose and taste are cherry, rich, malty, pretty good

2.6
Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
(En fût au Iron Pig): Un liquide qui rappel les sirops pour la toux avec ses notes de fruits mentholés dans un corps sirupeux.


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