Friday, December 31, 2010

Anchor Small Beer

Another easy evening tasting, while going for the low alcohol. Bought this beer (finally) from Binny's while working there over Christmas break.

Appearance: A robust amber with an aggressive looking carbonation and a strong fizzy white head that starts with peaks and dissipates to a thick foamed film. Looks quite tasty. Incredible layered lacing.
Aroma: Mostly pungent with a brief grassy bitterness. I find little malt sweetness to this beer, and mostly the funk of a lager.
Taste: The flavor is predominantly bitter with a a grassy finish and an American lagered profile to it. Sweetness is negligible. I'd say it tastes extremely similar to a British or English bitter that fornucated with a cheap American lager.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and well carbonated. The bitterness makes for a refreshing beer, and that's about it. Finishes dry and crisp with a resinous feel. Medium body.
Overall Impression: This beer is extremely light and drinkable. For some reason though, the fact that knowing this beer is only 3.3% and still able to boast the hop profile it does makes me give credit to the beer. I'm lately in a phase of taking a liking to the lower alcohol beers and this really achieves that feat. It definitley missed the sweetness, but still, its the refreshing drinkability of this beer that earns it the most points.

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