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Anchor Brewers' Pale Ale Nelson Hop Blend

Rating
91
Price
$10
Brand
Alcohol
5.3%
Bottle Size
12 oz/6 pack
Issue Date
9/1/2018
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First brewed in 2017 and bottled in 2018, Anchor's new Brewers' Pale Ale series will feature evolving recipes that highlight different hop blends throughout the year. The focus of this bottling is New Zealand's Nelson Sauvin hop. Even though it's double dry-hopped, it still boasts a bright, citrusy and grassy aroma that's backed by notes of clean grain and malt. The medium-bodied palate offers a bit more heft, with flavors of just-ripe tropical fruit, melon, candied orange peel and sweet cereal grain. It's smooth and easy to like, with a clear and precise finish that boasts just the right amount of pithy bitterness. Lauren Buzzeo

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98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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