I have sampled most all the products produced by Anchor, so I thought I would share with you my experience in tasting the Liberty Ale, which was the first Anchor product I ever tried.
Let’s get right into the description of this brew.
The website, anchorbrewing.com, had this, rather lengthy, narrative.
Liberty Ale is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, and, like all Anchor Brewing Company products, uses only natural ingredients – water, malted barely, fresh whole hops and yeast.
A special top-fermenting ale yeast is used during fermentation and is responsible for many of Liberty Ale’s subtle flavors and characteristics. Carbonation is produced by an entirely natural process called “bunging,” which produces champagne-like bubbles. Dry-hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during again), imparts a unique aroma to the ale. It is a process rarely used in this country today.
Liberty ale was first introduced on April 18th, 1975 to commemorate the bicentennial of the famous ride by Paul Revere. Before it became a permanent year-round product, variations of our Liberty Ale formula enjoyed brief tenures as Our Special Ale, available at Christmastime.
Ok…. let’s get it in a glass.
The Liberty Ale has an ABV of 5.9% and comes in a 12 oz. bottle.
This is an very good version of an American Pale Ale in my opinion. It’s straight forward, balanced, correct and easily drinkable. It would be no problem to make a “session” out of this one. I would recommend it if you have not tried it. Don’t expect a “hop bomb”, but rather a suitable, clean, fresh hop experience. So… the next time you see it, pick up a bottle or two and enjoy it on a warm Spring or Summer day.
As always, thanks for reading!!!
Until next time.
Score: 4.0 out 5