Description: "First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional brewing methods, and, like all Anchor Brewing Company products, uses only natural ingredients — water, malted barley, 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 aging), imparts a unique aroma to the ale. It is a process rarely used in this country today." — Anchor Brewing Co.
Random thoughts: I bought this beer months ago and saved it for the Fourth of July. I hope it's worth the wait...
The tasting: Amber in color, slightly hazy, with a white head that dissipated slowly. Aroma of bready and caramel malt with light floral and grassy hops. Flavor of biscuit and cereal malts with a layer of grapefruit hops in the background. Liberty Ale is light to medium bodied, has moderate carbonation, and a creamy mouth feel. It finishes with a long lingering grapefruit hop bitterness.
Rating: 3 star. Good. I would drink this again if someone gives it to me. Nice beer, but not particularly memorable for me. Have you tried Liberty Ale? How did you like it?
Happy 235th birthday USA! Have a great and safe 4th of July! Cheers!