Taking Liberties

I’m on a roll.  2 consecutive gold star beers in a row.  Today’s winner is Liberty Ale by Anchor Brewing Company.  Liberty ale is medium gold with lots of carbonation, a sparse-but-foamy head and graces the air with a hoppy, doughy essence.  The hops are not as strong as in an IPA, buth their presence is made known and well received.  It is an ale that is smooth and rich-feeling on the tongue, and decorates the mouth with just the right amount of hops-vs-sweet.    Plenty of lacing is left behind as the glass empties, and the finish is lightly sweet and slightly grainy, with the lingering hop effect escaping through the nose.  I’d call this an exceptional beer, originally produced for the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s (my ancestor, but that’s another ((long)) story) ride.  This would rank in my top ten if I were to make that list right now.anchor_liberty_ale


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