Blind tasting review
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anchor Liberty Ale

Family Pale Ale Style American Amber Ale
Country USA (CA) ABV 6.0%
Price $$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, hoppy

Overview Anchor Liberty Ale is the easiest beer in the Anchor stable to overlook, without the ubiquity of Anchor Steam, the heft of Old Foghorn, or the annual hype of Anchor Christmas Ale. But Liberty might just be the most balanced of the lot. It’s been a regular production since the mid-1970s.

Flavors and aromas Liberty Ale is a bright, refreshing pale ale that straddles the line between an American-styled pale ale and an English IPA. A delightful crispness and bright carbonation are paired with flavor hops and yeast that avoid typical West Coast resin-pine character. Hop bitterness is light at first and builds over several steps to an assertive finish. This is a well-crafted ale that seems a touch nostalgic, rather like the label.
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