Monday, November 2, 2009

Review: Anchor Small Beer

Anchor Small Beer is Anchor Brewing's attempt at returning to an old tradition of brewing where you make a second beer from the mash of a first beer. This small beer is made from Anchor's Old Foghorn barleywine style ale. Though the Small Beer is made from the Old Foghorn mash the beers couldn't be more different. Anchor Small Beer is only 3.3% ABV. It has a thin bitter taste with barely any malt flavor. You're left with a pretty bland tasting beer. If you want to try a beer style many people don't make anymore, than this is worth a try. However, if you are looking for great tasting beer, I would reach for something else.

1 comment:

  1. Its amazing how long this beer has been made yet I have yet to meet anyone who actually likes it. I tried it about 10 years ago when I knew far less about my preferences and like it even less now. I love a lot of the Anchor products so I almost feel obligated to like it.

    C'est la vie.

    -John in DC


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