Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Anchor Brewing Company Liberty Ale.
From the Anchor Brewing Company website: “Hoppy. Well-balanced. Revolutionary. The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet, and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives centuries-old ale brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water.
The yeast used during fermentation produces many of Liberty Ale's subtle flavors and characteristics. A natural process called "bunging" creates gentle carbonation, and the practice of dry hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), revived by Anchor, creates its unique aroma.
Liberty Ale® was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale® is the original craft brewed ale and the beer that started a revolution.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a huge white head and loads of sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus hops, sweet and biscuit malts and a certain earthiness that I can’t place.
Taste: Begins with citrus hops (Cascade galore) followed by bready and sweet malt. Nice balance.
Overall: Anchor Brewing Company’s Liberty Ale is easy drinking and enjoyable. At 5.9% ABV this is one I can enjoy a few of. Another solid Anchor Brewing Company beer.