Anchor brewing co. liberty ale


Anchor brewing co liberty ale“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 craft brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water”.

Served in a shaker glass the translucent golden amber pour only just managed a 1/2 inch white head before collapsing to a thin cap of foam on top. Average lacing. A vigorous swirl of the glass opened up the aroma and instantly we pick up stone fruits. Paw paw, rockmelon and mango come to kind. Soft resinous notes come forward while subtle hints of honey and toffee represent the malt. In the mouth it feels light and rounded with medium carbonation. Medium body. On the tongue an assertive hop bitterness is felt from start to finish. Firm grapefruit flavours kick on through the mid-palate and finishes with high acidity. Not a lot of malt backing but there was just enough to pull the dominating hops back into line. Long, drawn out bitterness on the back end displays good duration. 5.9% ABV. To be honest we feel this brewery just brews too many non-specific beers and unfortunately this falls into this category. We respect the traditional brewing techniques used but it’s just not hitting the craft scale for us.